The Boro boss drafted in two new faces during the January transfer window – he had spoken of his desire to add more – but Pulis was quick to sound the rallying call ahead of a week that sees trips to West Brom and Newport, and a Riverside clash with Championship leaders Leeds.

“We’ll have a good chat with the players today about the situation,” he said.

“And what we want is everybody to get behind the chairman, get behind the football club and get behind this group of players.

“The players have to roll their sleeves up and make sure we give it our damnedest between now and the end of the season.

“We haven’t brought in what we wanted but you have to get on with it.

“It’s a fantastic football club, and we’ve got a great group of supporters.

“But we have to make sure we stick together and make sure we give it absolutely everything we can.

“If we play as a team work as a team and are committed, then we have as good a chance as everyone.

“We need everybody pulling together.”