Neil Warnock is backing the Boro fans to play a huge role for the team this season.

The Boro manager says it was the away end who spurred his players on to the opening weekend draw at Fulham, and our supporters also take credit for Saturday's Riverside win against Bristol City.

“It was amazing on Saturday,” said Warnock. “I expected it to be good but didn’t expect it to be that good. You forget what it’s like with the echo around the ground that we’ve had over the last year or so, and the extra adrenaline it gives the players. You put that down to the fans.

“The fans can get that extra yard out of the players and you could see that when Crooksy got the winner.

“We saw the difference at Fulham as well. They kept us in the game and almost won it for us. We’ll get more than normal away from home this season I think. They’ve got great voices and it’s great for myself and the players.”

Boro were backed by over 22,000 on Saturday and the boss is hoping for another big support when QPR arrive at the Riverside on Wednesday (7.45pm).

“I think the fans will surprise us with every home game,” he added.

“They know everyone will give everything and on the night you hope you will be better than the opposition.”

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