Neil Warnock’s side again dominated much of the contest with Blackburn having a series of valuable blocks  to thank for keeping Warnock’s side at bay.

Former Boro keeper Aynsley Pears denied Jonny Howson inside the first two minutes and that set the tone.

Marc Bola, Hayden Coulson and Djed Spence were all denied by Blackburn blocks while Britt Assombalonga went close with a header from a corner. 

Marcus Tavernier regularly had the home side in retreat and he also had an effort blocked as Boro pressed and pressed, and looked to ram home the advantage.

Boro continued to deliver dangerous balls into the box and Pears was had to react well to deny Howson for a second time in the game.

The Blackburn keeper then pulled off a very smart save when Tavernier turned an Anfernee Dijksteel cross towards goal.

Boro had a good penalty appeal waved away after a Paddy McNair corner appeared to be handled inside of the box, and it was in the moments after when Blackburn broke that they created their first chance of the game with a low ball into the box which eluded their front men.

When Boro came forward again Coulson was hacked down on the edge of the box and Assombalonga sent the resultant free-kick over the bar.

The chances kept coming for the travelling Teessiders, and another excellent McNair corner led to Dael Fry nodding wide at the back post.

Substitute Chuba Akpom forced Pears into action again when he looked to prod home following a scramble.

While disappointed not to walk away with all three points, the stalemate ensures Boro’s run continues and ensured another a clean sheet in the bank.