The Nigerian midfielder says Boro should have been out of sight with the first half chances that fell our way - and that in itself is a familiar story.

"For the last three games, I don't understand how some of the chances go in," he said.

"It's unbelievable. Sometimes football is very cruel like that.

"We come out to try and put in a good performance and make sure we don't disappoint the fans.

"We keep getting these chances. The lads are doing everything possible so that we take the lead when we're on top, get one or two and then we can settle, but it's just not coming.

"But we have to keep going."

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