Ashley Fletcher was delighted to kick-off the new season with a two-goal haul at the Riverside.
The former Manchester United youngster struck twice as Boro beat League One Shrewsbury 4-3 to progress through to the second round of the Carabao Cup.
"It was really good to get in the next round and start with a win," he said.
"We scored four goals and you really can't get better than that.
"As a striker if you can get a couple of goals early it can set you up with a lot of confidence and I'm looking forward to the Watford game next week now."
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