Defender Dael Fry impressed against Hull City.

Middlesbrough FC player ratings: Two Boro players get 8s in much-needed win over Hull City

Middlesbrough moved to within one point of the Championship play-off places following a 1-0 win over Hull City - but who stood out?

Our reporter Joe Nicholson has dished out his player ratings following the game at the Riverside. Scroll down and flick through our gallery to see how each player performed.

Little to do for most of the afternoon but earned Boro all three points with an excellent save to keep out a Kamil Grosicki free-kick late on. 8

1. Darren Randoplh - 8

Little to do for most of the afternoon but earned Boro all three points with an excellent save to keep out a Kamil Grosicki free-kick late on. 8
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A good outlet going forward from wing-back in the first half. Adapted well when moved to centre-back following an injury to Daniel Ayala. 7

2. Ryan Shotton - 7

A good outlet going forward from wing-back in the first half. Adapted well when moved to centre-back following an injury to Daniel Ayala. 7
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Was moved from centre-back to left-back midway through the first half when Boro changed shape. Coped well, won everything in the air and made some vital interceptions. 8

3. Dael Fry - 8

Was moved from centre-back to left-back midway through the first half when Boro changed shape. Coped well, won everything in the air and made some vital interceptions. 8
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A few loose passes early on. Improved as the game went on but was forced off in the second half following a nasty collision. 6

4. Daniel Ayala - 6

A few loose passes early on. Improved as the game went on but was forced off in the second half following a nasty collision. 6
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