Boro made it back to back home wins to keep the play-off challenge alive with victory against Preston North End at the Riverside.

A Jordan Storey own goal gave Neil Warnock's men the advantage before Preston were reduced in numbers after skipper Alan Browne was sent-off for kicking out at Sam Morsy.

Marcus Tavernier made a welcome return as a half-time substitute and he doubled Boro's advantage after the break to seal another important win.