Dean Ashton is worth the wait

17th September 2007

The former Crewe and Norwich striker also praised sports psychologist Roberto Forzoni, who helped West Ham through the crucial run-in last season.

“I have always liked the way he does things as he is not too much in your face. I speak to him when I need to. He’s a good man to have around the place,” he said.

Among Forzoni’s mind games with the players are card tricks and Middlesbrough were certainly bamboozled as the home side suddenly sprung a flush hand just when it was least expected.