We take a closer look at some of the winners and losers from the second tier after the fourth round of fixtures, and how some of Boro’s rivals are shaping up ahead of the international break.
Scroll down and flick through our picture gallery to see who shone and who struggled:
1. W: Neil Warnock
It's 1,500 games and counting for the Boro boss who marked the occasion with a 2-1 win over Barnsley. Warnock admitted he still gets nervous before games but was still as passionate after the match. "When the whistle goes, I love it," he said. "I love my team, I like my lads, it's a special club, I like the owner, it's everything I've got here."
Photo: Getty Images
2. L: Sabri Lamouchi
It's going from bad to worse at the City Ground. After somehow missing out on the play-offs last season, Forest have now lost all four league games at the start of this season following a 2-1 defeat by Bristol City. Asked if he would still be in charge for the side's next game against Blackburn in two weeks' time, manager Sabri Lamouchi replied: "This is a good question, but I don't have the answer."
Photo: Matthew Lewis
3. W: Dael Fry
It's been a challenging few months for the Boro defender who missed most of pre-season after testing positive for COVID-19. The centre-back made his first league start of the season against Barnsley and impressed in the heart of defence. "I got the lads to give him a round of applause in the dressing room," said Warnock after the game. A classy touch.
Photo: Owen Humphreys
4. L: Djed Spence and Marvin Johnson
Warnock gave an honest assessment when asked why he changed Boro's two wing-backs after a 1-1 draw at QPR last time out. “I was disappointed in the other two lads and I told them I was going to change it," said the manager after the match. "Hopefully it will give them a kick up the backside." he added.
Photo: Alex Pantling