Adam Clayton says Boro have solid footing in the Premier League, and are fine-tuning performances to clock up more wins.

Saturday's goalless draw with Everton pushed Boro onto ten league draws for the season, the most of any top-flight side.

But with the Teessiders in the ascendency for much of the game with the Toffees, Clayton believes Aitor Karanka's side are on the right track.

"For me, Everton are a top five or six team," he said.

"But we created openings and were on the front foot.

"We had one cleared off the line, [Cristhian] Stuani put a header into the keeper's hands and Rudy [Gestede] had a great chance.

"The fact that they brought on Gareth Barry at the end to shore things up shows we were a threat."

"There's top players and top teams in this league, but it's rarely been a 3 or 4-nil game with us.

"A goal on our side [on Saturday] turns it into three points. We're working hard on those fine margins to be on the right end.

"As a team, everyone knows what we can do as a defensive unit. Let's have a go and win games."

With a busy month of league and cup fixtures on the horizon, Clayton says Boro are taking it one game at a time.

"It will ebb and flow until the end of the season," he said.

"Other results can add pressure but they can galvanise you as well. We've been in this situation last year as well, when there were some crazy results.

"We'll keep concentrating on ourselves - it's in our hands - and keep doing what we are doing to get over the line again."

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