Boro Under-21s captain Sam Stubbs believes last night’s 2-0 defeat to Port Vale in the Checkatrade Trophy can be a learning curve for the youngsters.
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.