Tony Pulis says his players should revel in the boisterous atmosphere at Villa Park tomorrow when Boro face Aston Villa (3pm).
The Teessiders are back on the road after back-to-back home games, with the clash against Villa the last match before the league campaign pauses for the international break.
With a big crowd anticipated at Villa Park, Pulis says his players should relish playing in front of a raucous atmosphere.
“It’s a fantastic ground, it’s a traditional ground in lots of way, they’ve got hordes of supporters, they’re talking about 40,000 again there tomorrow and it will be a tough game,” he said.
“The more the merrier for me – it should inspire the players.
"I enjoy going to football grounds when they’re jammed where the atmosphere is good and that’s what we’re in this game to be a part of.”
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