Steve Agnew says his focus is on his side's preparation, game plan and performance ahead of Monday evening's meeting with Arsenal.
 
The Head Coach feels the match against the Gunners will be a great occasion under the lights at the Riverside.
 
And with Boro's rivals for Premier League survival having already been in action over the Easter weekend, Agnew says focus must remain on the seven remaining results which the Teessiders can impact.
 
"It's been a good week, and we've had a little extra time to work hard and prepare the team," he said.
 
"To win games in the Premier League is very difficult - we've won four all season. It hasn't been for the want of trying, or being fully committed.
 
"We've had it a lot in recent weeks, but we're very much going into a game where we need three points and that's how we'll set up.
 
"We had opportunities to take the three points at Swansea and against Burnley, and it wasn't to be. But we take that as a positive in the remaining seven games.
 
"Now we have to look forward to Arsenal, and what we can affect. We can only affect our games and performances and that's what we'll hope to do."
 
After a 0-0 draw against Burnley last time out, Agnew says Boro are still looking for that cutting edge in front of goal to lift the club out of the relegation zone.
 
"We have players in the squad that are capable of scoring goals," he said.
 
"Right now we need someone to step up to the mark and put the ball in the back of the net.
 
"The players will have confidence from our last match against Arsenal, where we took a point and could have had all three.
 
"They're a really positive group, we've had meetings about how we the opposition can play and how we can hurt them when we have possession.
 
"Arsene Wenger has done a wonderful job and has brought so much success to Arsenal - they finished runners-up in the league last year and have won the FA Cup twice in recent years.  
 
"But we have to look at recent form. They've conceded goals - especially away from home - and that's something we'll look to exploit."

With Calum Chambers Boro's only absentee, due to the terms of his loan from Arsenal, Agnew says Boro have a full squad itching to be involved.
 
"Monday night will be a fantastic night, a noisy crowd and playing against one of the top teams in the county," he said.
 
"This is what being in the Premier League is about. We've got a clean bill of health and the players are raring to go.
 
"The supporters play a massive part and they can spur us on to the three points we need."