Middlesbrough midfielder Paddy McNair.Middlesbrough midfielder Paddy McNair.
Middlesbrough midfielder Paddy McNair. | Getty Images

Joe Nicholson's Middlesbrough player ratings: One 8 and four 7s after Preston North End draw

Middlesbrough were held to a 1-1 draw by Preston North End at the Riverside Stadium – but how did their players perform on the night?

The visitors took the lead five minutes before half-time through midfielder Josh Harrop, yet Boro drew level immediately. Our Middlesbrough writer Joe Nicholson has dished out his player ratings following the match – scroll down and flick through our picture gallery to see how each Boro player fared against the Lillywhites.