Ben Gibson says that Boro are more than happy with the start to the Premier League season heading into the international break. 

In the absence of Grant Leadbitter and George Friend, Gibson was Boro's captain for Sunday's trip to The Hawthorns. 

And having been reunited with Dani Ayala in the heart of Boro's backline, Gibson was delighted to pick up a point and a first clean sheet of the season against West Brom.

"The Hawthorns is not an easy place to come," he said.

"They get balls into the box up to the big man, and make it hard for you, so we'll take the point.

"We would have snapped your hand off at the start of the season to be in this position."

With three Premier League matches played, Boro are yet to record a loss, and Gibson wants Boro to build on that positive start.

"It's important now, we've had three games unbeaten," he said.

"We need to keep the momentum going. 

"There's an adaptation period that needs to happen, and I think we've handled that really well." 

Despite that need for adaptation Gibson feels that Boro's momentum stretches back to earning promotion last season.

"It's a big change from the Championship," he said.

"In that league, we were used to winning games. 

"For two years we had a winning mentality and we want to carry that into this season as well."