Boro look set for a comfortable finish with two games of their season left to play, could soar as high as seventh or sink as low as 13th in the final Championship table.
Speaking after the win against Wednesday, Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock - a lifelong Sheffield United fan - delivered his verdict on the result, and claimed: “I thought we made a little bit hard work of it but I thought we should have been three or four up at half-time.
“To give them the penalty gave them a lift and we just had to regroup at half-time and I thought we came out with bags of energy and dominated for large parts. We should have scored a few more and I was pleased.
“I’m glad it’s (relegation) not decided today for them (the Owls). It would be great if they can beat Forest and take it to the last game of the season.”
Next up, Boro take on in-form Luton Town in their penultimate game of the 2020/21 campaign on Saturday afternoon.
Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Middlesbrough and the rest of the Championship, as the reaction to the weekend action continues:
5. Race heats up for Doekhi
Norwich City have been tipped to challenge for the signing of Vitesse defender Danilho Doekhi. However, they face stiff competition from the likes of Fulham, Newcastle United and Rangers. (Telegraph)
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6. Lee upbeat on Rams takeover
Ex-Derby County man Rob Lee has branded the potential takeover of his former club as "fantastic". The Rams are still awaiting the EFL's approval of buyer Erik Alonso before the purchase can go through. (Football League World)
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7. Owls' goal threat in high demand
Sheffield Wednesday star Josh Windass is said to be attracting interest from a number of Championship sides, including Middlesbrough, Cardiff and Stoke City. He's scored ten goals and provided five assists so far this season. (Football Insider)
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8. Duo keeping tabs on Wyke
Millwall and Nottingham Forest look set to go head-to-head to sign Sunderland striker Charlie Wyke this summer. The Black Cats' goal-machine could move on from the club at the end of his contract, if they don't secure promotion this season. (Sky Sports)
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