Middlesbrough have endured a mixed start to their Sky Bet Championship campaign under Neil Warnock and will certainly acknowledge that there is room for improvement.
The veteran boss was busy during the summer as he went about attempting to revamp his squad after a previous campaign that heralded very little in the way of success.
Martin Payero was the marquee signing from Argentinian side Club Atlético Banfield, whilst the likes of Matt Crooks, Uche Ikpeazu, Sammy Ameobi, Joe Lumley, Lee Peltier, Luke Daniels, Sol Bamba, Toyosi Olusanya, James Léa Siliki, Onel Hernandez and Andraz Sporar have all followed.
However despite the mass changes that have been made to the team, Boro have so far failed to strike up any consistency in their results, leading to many questions over whether Warnock is right for the job.
By the sum of all parts he is a manager who is arguably somewhat stuck in his ways, with his signings in particular reflecting that as he mainly opted for experience and physicality over youth and skill.
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The 72-year-old reached the astonishing landmark of 1,602 games in management this week but once again saw his side come up short as they were blitzed 3-1 by Luton Town.
Young Josh Coburn is one of the few leading lights for this Middlesbrough side right now but the former Cardiff City boss certainly needs to see a lot more from his experienced charges moving forwards if the club are to start journeying up the league standings.
Warnock recently admitted that he may never watch football again when he retires from the top job and it could be suggested that these comments could well be a sign that he is thinking about his future at the Riverside Stadium.
However it would be fair to assume that Warnock isn’t the type of manager to jump before he is pushed and only time will tell if he will see out his deal with the North East outfit after their recent inconsistencies.
The Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson is known for giving managers time, but he will want to see some results going right on the pitch after this latest batch of setbacks.