Boro were tasked with two difficult away trips to Brentford and Preston this week, but managed to maintain their unbeaten run with a win and a draw.
And the Boro Breakdown team were on hand, as always, to give their thoughts the week’s main talking points.
One of which was Tony Pulis’s decision to switch from a 4-3-3 to a 3-5-2 for the trip to Deepdale, which heralded a slow start against an in-form Alex Neil side.
The inclusion and subsequent impact of academy duo Dael Fry and Marcus Tavernier was praised.
The two linked up for Boro’s second goal against Brentford and their equaliser against Preston.
Another talking point was striker Jordan Hugill, who has three goals in his last three games – but couldn’t make it three goals in a row against his former side.
With Hugill getting fitter and growing into his role leading the line, the question was raised: should Boro sign the former barman on a permanent deal?
And as always, there was a look ahead to the televised game against Aston Villa, who drew their last game 5-5 against Aitor Karanka’s Nottingham Forest side.
Can Boro overcome the Villans and make it seven games unbeaten in the league?