The Teessiders host the Posh at the third round stage of the competition on Saturday afternoon (3pm). 

The Boro boss was quizzed about deals in the transfer market, the FA Cup, opponents Peterborough United and more in his pre-match media conference. 

Watch the media conference in full in the video player above. 

In Quotes

On The First Half Of The Season 

"More than pretty decent. I think the next couple of weeks if we can get some players in, the prospect of us pushing is very exciting for the rest of the season." 

On The FA Cup 

"The great thing with the FA Cup is I'm young enough to remember the final being the only game shown live. Now we're saturated with football, but back in the 60s and 70s, it was like a family occasion watching the FA Cup final." 

On Tomorrow's Opponents 

"It will be a tough game for us with our situation for what we have at the back (injury to Aden Flint). It's going to be a very open game."

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