'Need a striker in January': Middlesbrough fans highlight big problem after goalless draw at Huddersfield

Middlesbrough created the better chances in their goalless draw at Huddersfield on Wednesday night – but what did their fans make of the goalless draw at the John Smith’s Stadium?

Thursday, 24th October 2019, 2:38 am
Updated Thursday, 24th October 2019, 9:16 am

While there were a couple of positives to take from the game in West Yorkshire, Boro’s struggles in front of goal remain a big concern – only Wigan Athletic have scored fewer times in the Championship this season.

Here’s how some Boro supporters reacted on social media after the midweek stalemate.

@cbstar82: Looking at the positives Aynsley Pears Debut, Clean sheet and Hayden Coulson looked good when he came on. Another hugely frustrating game tho, not took out chances again. Fletcher missed 2 sitters last 2 games. Ayala chance too.

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Middlesbrough boss Jonathan Woodgate backed his players after their goalless draw at Huddersfield.
Middlesbrough boss Jonathan Woodgate backed his players after their goalless draw at Huddersfield.

@mhndly: Abysmal attacking performance, Huddersfield were so flat, 2pts dropped.

@MikeDales: Good point but feels like 2 thrown away. But Woody has found a shape that suits us so maybe there is light at the end of the tunnel. We just need find a striker who knows how to score.

@K4MY_: Only positive to take from that is we’re not in the bottom 3 yet. Need to sign a striker in January. Haven’t got a chance of staying up with Britt, Fletcher and Gestede. How Britt and Fletcher missed those chances tonight only they can answer.

@Matt_Rowney: That game was there for the taking, and we missed some shocking chances. They're the games we simply have to win. 0-0 doesn’t help either team, but Huddersfield are 5 unbeaten, Boro are 5 without a win.…

@BenRCG: Absolutely depressing watching our “Attacking” players and “Strikers”. I have nothing but sympathy for Woodgate. Should have won by 2 or 3 easily tonight. At least in January Gill/Bausor etc. will have a few CB’s and DM’s lined up to solve our goal scoring problems!

@DeanRobbo: Anyone who gets at Woodgate after today and not at the PLAYERS want their head looking at, Woodgate can’t put the ball in the back of the net

@Smithy_MFC84: By no stretch was that a sterling performance, but we played alright, especially the second half with Huddersfield barely having a sniff. Problem is, we had way more than a sniff and once more failed to convert. How many times do we say that?

@GaryNorman45: Second half we controlled the game. Should of won TBH. One step at a time.

@SharonA73489522: Tonight especially in the second half we played some great football - yes we missed a couple of sitters again but to be fair it was so much better and great to see Coulson back who got proper stuck in starting with Tav as well has made an impact