Jonny Howson offered his thoughts after a well-fought 0-0 draw with Reading.
The midfielder looked most like to edge it in Boro's favour with a second goal in as many games, seeing one ruled out by a marginal offside call and having another effort cleared off the line.
"It was a tough game and I thought we did well, they've won four from four so far and we looked solid," he said.
"They've had the one shot that clipped the post but I don't remember Betts [Marcus Bettinelli] having too much to do.
"The pleasing thing is we've been in the game throughout and give ourselves a chance.
"In this league, it doesn't matter who you're playing - if you play like that and are hard to beat you give yourselves a chance."
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