Steve Agnew says Boro were disappointed not to have taken all three points against Burnley on Saturday afternoon after a flurry of good chances in the closing stages at the Riverside.

It was a tight game and one of which Boro were on top for long periods, but the home side were unable to find that killer blow after a number of goal-line clearances and brilliant saves from the visitors.

"I think the chances came in the second half," said Agnew. "Alvaro [Negredo] had the over-head kick and there was Stewy Downing's free-kick that was going in but cleared off the line. 

"I thought the lads were terrific in terms of their effort and commitment, and I thought we deserved to win the game. 

"You have to give Stewy credit, he stood up and did everything he could've done. That's the quality that he and the rest of the players have. It was a game that we're disappointed to not have won."

Negredo produced the game's best chance when he lashed an over-head kick towards goal but Tom Heaton was on hand to save it.

"He's a terrific player and finisher," said Agnew when asked about Negredo's chance. "When the ball came across you'd back him to score with his left foot. 

"He did everything right and the keeper made a wonderful save."

Patrick Bamford came on to face his former club and would've been through on goal were it not for a foul by Michael Keane on the edge of the box. 

"Patrick was good on the last man," said the Boro Head Coach. 

"He had a bit of a point to prove having not played much at Burnley and I think on another day if he'd have stayed on his feet and it hadn't of been a free-kick then he was through on goal. 

"I could sense that if it wasn't a foul then he'd have gone on to score."

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