A man-of-the-match showing from loanee goalkeeper Sol Brynn helped his Queen of the South side to an away win at Raith Rovers on Saturday.
Brynn made a series of saves in a commanding display at Starks Park, Lee Connelly netting at the other end to edge the contest.
Queens boss Allan Johnston, a Boro player between 2001 and 2004, was full of praise for the youngster's display.
"If you defend well, especially with a keeper like big Sol behind the back four, then you've always got a chance of winning," he said.
"He's a real talent and we're lucky to have someone of his quality. Clean sheets are important and that's two in a row we've achieved now."
Elsewhere is Scotland, fellow keeper Zach Hemming was also on the winning side with Kilmarnock.
Hemming made a couple of decent stops in a 1-0 win over Greenock Morton which moves Killie up to second in the Scottish Championship.
In Scotland's top tier, Nathan Wood was an unused substitute as Hibernian played out a goalless draw with fierce rivals Hearts.
Back in England, Djed Spence debuted at right back for Nottingham Forest in Sunday's match against Cardiff City. Chris Hughton's side went ahead in the contest through Lewis Grabban, but a second half brace from Rubin Colwill swung it in the Welsh side's favour. Forest are without a win this campaign ahead of Boro's visit in midweek, which Spence will be ineligible to take part in.
Chuba Akpom made his second PAOK debut as a 77th minute substitute against PAS Giannina, but was also on the losing side as the visitors snatched an 87th-minute winner.
Lewis Wing and Hayden Coulson both started for their loan clubs in League One, but it was an afternoon to forget for each - Wing's Wednesday on the end of a 3-0 loss to Plymouth Argyle and Coulson beaten 5-2 with Ipswich against Bolton Wanderers.
In League Two, Hayden Hackney got more senior minutes under his belt for Scunthorpe United, who were well beaten by Exeter City.
Stephen Walker was on the bench for Tranmere Rovers, who lost out 1-0 to a late goal from Robbie Stockdale's Rochdale.