“We saw that against Stoke and how much we improved when people changed positions and you could see the benefit of what we did within minutes.

“But I do think the lads will get more confident the more they get used to exactly what we want them to do.”

The Verdict

It’s no secret that Middlesbrough have struggled to find real leadership this season especially since they chose to change their captain.

However, it always takes time for a new manager to have his stamp put on the players and given a transfer window you would expect the vastly experienced Warnock will be looking to bring in some leaders to the club.

That being said it’s never great if you’re Jonny Howson and your manager has said you lack the leadership his former players at Cardiff had.