Ex-Leeds United boss praises Middlesbrough trio plus Boro fans receive pleasant surprise after Charlton win

Neil Warnock praised Middlesbrough following Saturday's win at Charlton.Neil Warnock praised Middlesbrough following Saturday's win at Charlton.
Neil Warnock praised Middlesbrough following Saturday's win at Charlton.
Former Championship boss Neil Warnock praised Middlesbrough following Saturday’s important win over Charlton.

Warnock appeared as a pundit on the EFL’s highlights show on Quest over the weekend, when he picked out Boro duo Lewis Wing and Rudy Gestede.

“There was so much at stake,” said Warnock when asked about Boro. “I thought they were unlucky the other night (against Nottingham Forest), I thought they did ever so well and should have won that game.

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“So today there was a lot of pressure on and I thought some of the players stood up today. I love Lewis Wing and Gestede, I thought he was good today. He’s got his critics but when you needed him he stood up today, he was outstanding.”

Warnock also praised Boro goalscorer Paddy McNair following the midfielder’s neat finish in the 17th minute.

“It’s a great finish,” Warnock added. “He’s always an eight out of 10 for a manager (no matter) how the rest of the team play, he is a jewel really and you know what you’re getting.”

Boro fans receive pleasant surprise

After watching their side claim a vital three points at The Valley, some Boro supporters received a special thank you on their train journey home.

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Jonathan Woodgate and his coaching staff joined the rest of the squad on the East Coast mainline service from King's Cross station on Saturday night.

First-team coach Leo Percovich was spotted walking down the carriages and thanking fans for their support.

Woodgate was also happy to sign autographs and pose for pictures when the train reached Darlington.

McNair relieved to end winless run

Boro ended their 10-match Championship winless run over the weekend, yet goalscorer Paddy McNair feels recent performances have deserved more.

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"I don’t think where we are in the table reflects how we’ve played in some games,” McNair told BBC Tees after the Charlton win. “I don’t think we feel we deserve to be where we are.

"But we’ve just got to on to next week and try to get some momentum going by getting three points there."

“It’s not been nice to go so long without a win, but I think the biggest thing is that we’ve drawn too many games.”