Joe Nicholson's Middlesbrough player ratings: Two 9s as 'outstanding' duo star
Middlesbrough have eight more Championship games this season – with Neil Warnock’s side still in with a chance of finishing in the play-off places.
The Teessiders have made significant improvements since last year but Warnock will still feel his side should have more points on the board.
A 1-0 defeat at Millwall last time out was hugely frustrating for the Boro boss, whose side are now six points off the play-off positions.
There have been plenty of impressive performances this season, though, which included a 10-game unbeaten run at the start of the campaign.
Boro have also made several new signings over the last 12 months, with Grant Hall, Marcus Bettinelli, Sam Morsy and Chuba Akpom joining in the summer transfer window.
Duncan Watmore, Darnell Fisher, Yannick Bolasie, Neeskens Kebano and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing have also arrived on Teesside during the campaign.
Our Boro writer has rated every player’s performances based on their individual displays and overall contribution to the side this season.