A goal in each half from the home side ended Boro’s chances of progressing in the competition.

Stubbs believes there’s a lot the young Boro side can take from facing experienced players last night and during the Checkatrade Trophy campaign.  

“We can take a hell of a lot of stuff,” he said.

“The initial thought is disappointment, but we’ve played an experienced team and we’ve fielded a young team.

“There’s a lot we can learn – we need to initially get over the disappointment and as I said last week we need to get better as the best players learn quickest.”

Watch the full interview with Sam Stubbs in the video above.