'An inspired signing': Everton and Fulham loanees praise after Middlesbrough's win over Preston

Middlesbrough made it back-to-back wins in the Championship after a 2-0 victory over Preston at the Riverside – and fans were quick to share their thoughts on social media.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 9:22 am

A Jordan Storey own goal and Marcus Tavernier header gave the Teessiders all three points to keep their faint play-off hopes alive.

Boro were helped after Preston captain Alan Browne was shown a red card in the first half, but there were still some impressive performances for Neil Warnock’s side.

Centre-back pairing Dael Fry and Grant Hall earned praise, while wingers Yannick Bolasie and Neeskens Kebano, on loan from Everton and Fulham respectively, also caught the eye.

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Middlesbrough winger Neeskens Kebano.
Middlesbrough winger Neeskens Kebano.

Here’s how some fans reacted on social media.

@nedley_paul: Very impressed with every player tonight. Mentions to Bola, Kebano, and Bolasie .. And, a huge well done to the whole team .. !!!

@Smithy_MFC84: Both Bolasie and Kebano and have offered it in flashes, but tonight they looked hungry and on top form. First time they’ve consistently threatened throughout a game, and it was bloody exciting I have to say.

@THEREALBORO: Kebano has been an inspired signing and now Bolasie is getting fitter looks a real threat. Would be tempted to use NML as a central striker when he's fit enough to start

@erimusfootball: Another good win for them Reds. Loving Kebano and Bolasie on the wings. Just hope that we can keep the majority of these lads together for next season

@turnergeorge99: Hall and Fry at the back could be a similar partnership to the Gibson and Ayala one . Like the look of it a lot

@savvery42: Hall and Fry brick wall

@leemcm1976: Grant Hall is some player, him.and Fry are a fantastic partnership at the back

@LewisThompson7: After having a team of plodders, for what seems like years now, having the pace of Kebano and Bolasie in our team is a joy. We look so good in attack and on the break these days, we need to do everything to get at least one of the two next season

@TerryBywater07: I know it's very easy to say after a win but I feel very happy with this Boro team. If we don't reach the play-offs we must do all we can to try and keep this group together.

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