Chris Hughton has underlined the impact a trio of youngsters have had in Middlesbrough's fine season so far and sees a team with the right blend of youth and experience.
Steve McClaren's men are up to fourth in the Barclays Premiership thanks to a run of seven unbeaten league matches and progressing nicely in the UEFA Cup.
"They've brought two young players in who have made an impact," said coach Chris. "Anthony McMahon has come in at right-back and left-sided midfielder Stewart Dowing and both have done very, very well.
"I know a lot of people felt Dowing might have been involved in England's last international in Spain.
"Also Riggott at the back who when he went there had an up and down period but he was taken there because he was regarded as a very promising young player and he's started to show that now.
"They also have experienced players in the likes of Viduka and Hasselbaink and Zenden's playing more central and he's had a new lease of life in there.
"You sometimes get that when a player has played in a position for a long time, you change position and reap the benefits from it."