Middlesbrough picked up a much-needed three points in their recent match against Coventry City, which put them back in the hunt for a top-six finish this term.
Boro fell behind on the night though, as Anfernee Dijksteel’s own goal gave the hosts an early lead after just ten minutes at St Andrew’s.
Grant Hall then netted the equaliser for Neil Warnock’s side shortly before half-time. They had to wait until the 87th minute to find the winner though, as George Saville fired home from close-range to see the visitors pick up an important win.
Middlesbrough are now sat ninth in the Championship table, and are just three points adrift of the play-off positions heading into their final 12 matches of this year’s campaign.
Yannick Bolasie stepped off the substitutes bench on the night against the Sky Blues, with the winger replacing Chuba Akpom with 16 minutes remaining of the match.
It was Bolasie’s third appearance of the season for Boro, and he’ll be hoping he can play his part in their bid for a top-six finish this term.
The winger was clearly delighted to pick up a win at St Andrew’s, which is also the home of his former club Aston Villa’s local rivals Birmingham City.
Uno we have to get the 3 points when we touch that place bro 😉
— Yannick Bolasie (@YannickBolasie) March 2, 2021
Bolasie had been on the books with Aston Villa during the 2018/19 season, whilst on loan at Villa Park from Everton for the season.
Middlesbrough will be looking to pick up another win when they return to action at the weekend, when they face promotion-chasing rivals Swansea City, in what is certain to be a tricky test for Bolasie and his team-mates.
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The Aston Villa supporters will absolutely love this.
Bolasie clearly still holds his former club in high regard with this social media comment, and it’ll be well-received by the Villa Park faithful.
Bolasie has impressed me in the early stages of his time with Middlesbrough, and I think he’ll have an important role to play in their bid for promotion into the Premier League this term.
If he can stay injury-free, then I seriously wouldn’t rule out Neil Warnock’s side finishing in the play-off positions this season.