Middlesbrough are having a decent enough season on their return to the top flight and their fans here in the Tavern are quietly confident Aitor Karanka can lead his side to safety.
In a tough-looking Premier League campaign that has seen a whole host of sides struggle, Boro are perhaps where you expect them to be – ticking along above the relegation zone but with the threat of getting dragged in looming from above.
And whilst they’ve had some cracking results so far this campaign, there have been some real stinkers and some performances from certain individuals that you’d certainly expect more from.
If this Boro side was playing to it’s fullest potential week-in, week-out, they might be even further up the table with the threat of relegation already behind them.
So, with that in mind, here’s THREE Boro players who we think seriously need to prove their worth between now and the end of the season…
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