Middlesbrough boss urges caution despite impressive debut win

Middlesbrough boss urges caution despite impressive debut win

Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock has cautioned his players to stay focused despite their morale boosting 2-0 win at Stoke City.

The former Cardiff City boss guided Boro to an impressive 2-0 win over their hosts in his debut game.

Goals from Ashley Fletcher in the first half and substitute Marcus Tavernier in the second made the difference as Boro put on a sturdy defensive display.

Speaking after the game Warnock expressed his delight about the result, but admitted that they are not yet safe from the drop.

"I have been missing that banter around the dressing room so it is good to be back, but even though this was a great result, we're miles away from being safe yet."

The veteran manager expressed his wish for the squad to keep going with just seven games left in the Championship season.

"We've still got seven games left to play so we just need to keep going."

Warnock appears to have galvanised the team in one late push for survival and Boro showed traces of his typical approach.

The players looked well drilled and compact defensively which will bode well for the team.

The victory over Stoke City lifted Boro to 19th in the table, two points above the relegation places.

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