Boro backing for Queudrue
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Southampton striker was sent off after lashing out at Queudrue - who stepped on his leg.
The FA have since referred the incident to their video advisory panel, but McClaren insists the club will not react too kindly to any action being taken.
"Franck is not an undisciplined player - he's rash at the worst and over-exuberant, but he's definitely not dirty or vicious. He epitomises our will to win," said Queudrue.
"We sat down with him in the summer and talked about his red cards. We fined him a lot of money and he tried to get that money back after we won the three games.
"But there was no chance of that. If he'd been available for the first five games, we might have won one of them."
Meanwhile, Italian striker Massimo Maccarone is making good progress on his fitness following his ankle injury.
"I feel very good," he says. "I spent a lot of time rehabilitating in Italy with the physio after my injury and I have worked hard with good people since I have come back here."