He was watching on at the Riverside on Saturday, and new Boro signing Rajiv van La Parra says he wants to get fans on the edge of their seats.
The winger is to become Boro’s first acquisition of the January window, with his loan move from Huddersfield Town to be formally completed come January 1.
And Van La Parra believes he can add a different dimension to Boro’s play.
“I think for the fans I’m an exciting player,” he said.
“I can make things happen.
“I like to go one-on-one, and I’m a player you want to have the ball.
“I can add some creativity and I think that’s missing a little bit from the team at the moment, so hopefully I can fill that up.”
Watch the full interview with Boro’s newest arrival in the video player above.