Warnock blames lack of quality for Hull City defeat
Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock has revealed that the lack of quality in the final third was to blame for the defeat at Hull City.
Boro fell to a disappointing 2-1 defeat to the Tigers.
Striker Britt Assombalonga put the away team in front, but Hull City came back and snatched a last gasp winner.
Boro dominated large parts of the game with good possession, but failed to translate this into any meaningful attempts on goal. There was poor coordination with crosses overhit and chances hard to come by.
Warnock was disappointed with the performance and made this known when speaking to reporters after the game.
"I'd have been unhappy having come here having got a point, so you can imagine how I feel," he said.
The veteran manager also pointed out the lack of creativity from his players.
"The number of times the ball has gone behind or we've hit the first person, it's not rocket science really. I must have counted 20 times today that happened."
The defeat on Thursday meant that Boro failed to put some daylight between themselves and the chasing pack in the relegation zone.
Boro are just a point clear of the relegation places with six games left to play.
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Warnock will have to lift the players ahead of their next game at home to QPR on Sunday.