Garry Monk says Boro need a quick response this week after defeat on his return to former employers Leeds United.
Monk maintains Boro were unlucky to come away empty-handed, but says the most important aspect is bouncing back quickly.
"We’re disappointed to lose, I think we deserved more today," he said.
"I think it’s the fine margins because we started both halves reasonably well and the goals came straight after.
"From my experience coming here, I knew they would make it difficult. They are always tight and competitive games.
"The two moments they really had they scored from. Definitely, with the second one we should have done better so we’re disappointed with that.
"What’s key is that we show a response this next week, starting against Birmingham."