Middlesbrough might be out of form and that could be in part down to the lack of technical ability within the squad.
The Teessiders were hoping to push for promotion this term but have found themselves sitting near the bottom of the table as they look to avoid dropping into the relegation zone.
While Jonathan Woodgate’s side have had promising spells this term, they’ve been struggled to get going for the majority of the season which has hampered their form.
Woodgate has kept a relatively consistent squad shape this season with injuries dictating the amount of changes that he’s been able to make.
Middlesbrough are in desperate need of some good results but to do that they’ll need some of their better players to step up to the plate.
With top performances hard to come by at the moment, passing has gone astray – and that’s something that needs to be addressed.
Even though they might not be playing to the best of their abilities, here are the top seven passers at Middlesbrough this season according to WhoScored.com (playing five games or more)…