Middlesbrough earned a valuable point on Saturday afternoon, as they shared the spoils with high-flying Reading at the Riverside.
Both sides couldn’t be separated, as they played out a goalless draw, with Neil Warnock’s side now sat 15th in the Championship table.
Boro are now four matches unbeaten in the second-tier standings, although three of those matches have been draws, which has seen them struggle to break into the top-six.
But a point against second-placed Reading can be seen as a positive, with the Royals only conceding one goal in their opening five league matches this term.
It doesn’t get any easier for Middlesbrough either, as they prepare to take on league-leaders Bristol City, in what is certain to be a tricky test for Boro.
We take a look at TWO tweaks that Boro boss Neil Warnock could make to his starting XI when they take on the Robins on Tuesday evening.
Marvin Johnson starts?
Johnson stepped off the substitutes bench in the draw against Reading, and provided Boro with energy going forward, as he caused Tom Holmes some problems.
He’ll be eager to force his way back into the starting XI at the earliest of opportunities, after struggling for regular game time in recent seasons.
He could come into the side for Britt Assombalonga if Middlesbrough are to set up in a more defence-minded formation against a Bristol City side that will are likely to put them on the back foot from the first whistle.
Roberts is yet to make an appearance for Middlesbrough this season, and was an unused substitute against Reading on Saturday afternoon.
The midfielder will be hoping that he can get regular minutes under his belt, whilst on loan from Manchester City this season.
He could potentially come into the side for someone like Marcus Tavernier, but his potential inclusion depends on how defence-minded Neil Warnock sets his team up against Bristol City.