There’s a lot more to come from Middlesbrough – Stephen McManus

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DEFENDER Stephen McManus is promising better displays to come after Middlesbrough meandered their way to a third straight goalless draw at Reading.

The result saw Boro equal the 101-year-old club record of ten games unbeaten from the start of the season, but there was little to cheer for the travelling fans.

“There’s a lot more to come and a lot of games to be played,” said McManus. “We’ve been lucky not to get any injuries yet. There’ll come a time when a few people are missing, so it’s important to stay strong.

“We were sloppy in the fist half. We didn’t dominate the game but I thought we defended pretty well. We created a few chances so we should have won the game.

“Teams are always going to get on top of you in certain parts of the game so if you can ride that out then you’ll always be in a good position.

“It’s great breaking a record but we just want to win as many games as we can.”

Boro boss Tony Mowbray was content with another away point.

“We had the chances to win but they just didn’t go in,” Mowbray said.