Middlesbrough quarter-term report: Selection issues holding Garry Monk's men back

Yorkshire Post football writer Leon Wobschall reviews the first ten games of the Championship campaign and discusses where Middlesbrough will finish this season.

Watch Leon's season summary in the two-minute video above or scroll down for his written assessment.

So far, so good?

Early days and while it is not particularly prudent to look at tables this soon, Boro clearly have issues.

Garry Monk – despite possessing an embarrassment of riches at his disposal – does not currently seem to know his best line-up, with the chemistry and cohesion in both central midfield and the final third somewhat lacking as it stands.

Still hardly a disastrous start for Boro, either.

Middlesbrough boss Gary Monk remonstrates with his team

Room for improvement

See above. Boro need to start dictating games on their own terms, having fallen behind and played catch-up in a number of early season matches.

Away form is an obvious issue, the Teessiders have won just once on their travels in 13 months, while the Fortress Riverside factor – which served them so well under Aitor Karanka at second-tier level – needs to make a re-appearance. Boro have won just three out of six home matches this term.

Likely destination

Play-off contention.

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