Tony Pulis says Boro will come back stronger after the disappointment of exiting the Play-Offs to Aston Villa.
The Boro manager was bitterly frustrated at the stalemate that meant Boro fell short over two legs, but says his players gave everything.
"We've had really good moments in the game, times we've been dominant in possession," he said.
"We need to turn that into chances and goals. I can't fault the players, I thought they were brilliant in a really hostile atmosphere.
"I thought Dael Fry - coming in for Ayala who's been exceptional for us - was fabulous, you wouldn't notice any difference.
"I'm desperately disappointed for everyone in the area because I thought over the two games we'd done enough to get something out of it.
"The fans have been fantastic ever since I've come to the football club. What we've got to do is have a good summer, and make sure we improve.
"We've got a chairman who's in love with the football club and the area.
"I've had a good four or five months, we've played some really good football at times, but the Championship is a real tough league, a slog. You dust yourself down, pick yourself up and go."
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