Fate is in our hands - Bamford
BORO can’t worry about the results of their revived relegation rivals says Patrick Bamford.
The onus is on the team to do enough in their own games to secure survival.
And, says the newly-signed £6m striker, the players were well aware of the shift in the table before they went on to the pitch against Spurs at the weekend.
“You can’t keep people away from the results and the table,” he said, admitting the Boro camp had watched the afternoon unfold.
“At the end of the day it doesn’t matter what other teams do now. It is about what we do.”
But while the basement battle has been squeezed to the point of pain, Bamford insists Boro have the ability to claw free.
“It is incredibly tight at the bottom,” he said. “But at the minute we are still ahead of them and we have to make sure it stays that way.
“We have to work hard, concentrate and stay focused and if we can play to our potential then we know we can stay ahead of the teams below us.
“It is unbelievable how close it is now with six team separated by just two points, and that makes for an exciting league, I suppose, but we just have to make sure we stay where we are in the table.
“I believe in the team and the team believes in itself, and we all think we have more than enough to stay in the league.
“Hull and Swansea have suddenly started winning and that gives you a little bit of a kick, but we know we can do it.
“We just have to keep going, be as positive as we can and move on.”
And despite defeat to a slick Spurs side Bamford, who bagged 19 goals in his loan spell in 2014-15, insists Boro can take positives from Saturday’s game.
“We came away disappointed to be honest,” he said. “Even though we didn’t have a lot of the ball we hung in there and we had a couple of chances at the end to take the draw.
“It was hard work because Spurs are an excellent side and very difficult to play against.
“We all worked incredibly hard off the ball to try to stop them playing and in the end it was only the penalty that unlocked us – and then we could maybe have snatched something at the death.
“We have to keep working, keep believing, keep finding the openings and I’m sure they will start to go in.
“And I’m certain that as soon as we get one that falls for us we’ll click and build on it.”