Adam Forshaw is hoping that this week's change of scenery will galvanise Boro towards getting a positive result against Everton this Saturday (3pm).
Aitor Karanka's squad have been in Southern Spain for warm weather training since Tuesday and Forshaw says such trips are valuable in building squad morale.
"It's been good and a nice change," said the midfielder. "Hopefully we'll feel refreshed for the weekend - it's something different from Rockliffe.
"Everything's been the same in the way we've structured Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as we would do back home.
"The only thing is there's a little bit of sun which you don't get in Middlesbrough at the moment! So it's been nice.
"I've done these trips a few times and they definitely bring the group closer. It gives everyone a chance to spend more time together when you're sharing rooms and things like that.
"It's definitely a chance to bond and it gives us that cohesion for the last push of the season."
Three new faces arrived on Teesside during January with Rudy Gestede, Patrick Bamford and Adlene Guedioura all signing permanent deals during the transfer window.
Boro fans know what to expect from Bamford after the striker's previous successful loan spell and Forshaw insists all three players can be big assets in the coming months.
"We tried hard to get some players in [in January] and we've done that, getting three really good ones," he said.
"Obviously the fans will be made up to have Pat [Bamford] back and Rudy [Gestede] and Adlene [Guedioura] have settled in really well, too.
"Adlene likes to get himself in the box. Being critical of myself and others we maybe should score a few more goals and hopefully he can help the team do that.
"He's just something different. Obviously there's a freshness about them. Pat hasn't played a lot of football since he left here so he's young and hungry and he loves scoring goals.
"Everyone knows Rudy's threat. He's brilliant in the air and can bring players into play. He's good for the likes of me who can join in and run off him."