Boro boss Neil Warnock said he was pleased with his side’s performance after being edged out by Brentford in the FA Cup.

Boro were beaten 2-1 by the Bees after a week that had seen the club’s Rockliffe training ground closed and his players have just one training session before the game.

Warnock handed debuts to Jordan Archer, Hayden Hackney, Isaiah Jones, and Rumarn Burrell, and saw his side have the better of much of the contest.

“We had 20-odd shots to their eight or nine so I was really pleased,” said the boss. “I thought the lads did well and I really enjoyed watching us.

“We gave a good account of ourselves. The young lads did well. Hayden (Hackney) will have learnt a lot from that. It was his first game but he did well. He was nervous the first few minutes but blossomed after that.

“I didn’t want extra time – it’s ridiculous that we’re down here with a 6pm kick-off and won’t be back until 3am - but you’re disappointed to lose.”

There was a hammer blow when Marcus Browne suffered a knee injury and was stretchered from the pitch in pain.

“His kneecap came out and went back in,” explained Warnock. “He’ll have a scan on Monday and we’ll know more after that.

“If there’s no other damage it’ll be better than we thought. I feel for him because he’s worked so hard to get back and he’s done really well.”