Tony Pulis says Boro won't be distracted from the task at hand in a potentially dramatic final day in the Sky Bet Championship.
Boro travel to already-relegated Rotherham United (kick-off 12.30pm) needing to better Derby County's result at home to West Brom in order to leapfrog The Rams into the coveted sixth spot. Bristol City are the other side in with a chance of a Play-Off place, but they'll need both Boro and Derby to slip up.
Pulis says experience has taught him how to handle this kind of situation.
"You need a cool head in the box," he said.
"I've been in this game a long time and I like to keep level. Even the Derby game on Wednesday night, I was watching other things and waiting for the result to come in.
"You can only affect our games, and that is what we'll be telling the players. Let's concentrate on getting there, getting the job done, and we'll see where we are afterwards."
The Boro manager also says it's crucial not to underestimate Rotherham, no longer fighting for their lives but with pride to play for.
"They know it's their last game but they'll be out to celebrate their last game in the Championship," he said.
"They're good at what they do and the manager has done a fabulous job in a lot of respects.
"A bit like us, they've had runs of games where they could have picked up more points but they haven't.
"It will be noisy, our supporters have sold the away end which is fantastic.
"What I want to do is go out there and show everyone with our effort and commitment we're desperate to win that game of football.
"There's light at the end of the tunnel, let's see if we can reach out and grab it."
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