Midfielder Tavernier made his first league start of the season as Boro earned a point on Tuesday.

The youngster was happy to make a positive impression as Boro showed much improvement from the weekend's defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.

"It was a big improvement on Saturday," he said.

"We've seen the reaction from the boys and we've proved today we can bounce back.

"I know the manager has always believed in me, I've just been waiting for my chance to play.

"Hopefully today I've shown that a little and I can stay in the team for a run of games."

Watch the full interview with Marcus Tavernier in the video player above.