Middlesbrough striker Rudy Gestede struggled to make an impact against Crewe.

Joe Nicholson's Middlesbrough player ratings: Five players get 4s against Crewe as few come away with credit

Middlesbrough endured a night to forget as they were dumped out of the Carabao Cup at the first-round stage by League Two side Crewe – but did anyone come away with any credit?

Wednesday, 14th August 2019, 7:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th August 2019, 7:00 am

While many of Boro’s fringe players missed their opportunities in a terrible display at the Riverside, there were a few who stood out. Our Middlesbrough writer Joe Nicholson has dished out his player ratings following the match – scroll down and flick through our gallery to see how each player performed.

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