the Championship would bend over backwards.
Boro have a group of creative players who have the ability to set-up enough goal chances to win most of their home games by a wide margin.
So, while there is not a great deal wrong, there are some problems which must be addressed.
Too often Boro have started extremely slowly at home. They have given opponents the chance to build confidence and get a strong foothold in the game.
Nobody expects Boro to come out with a gung-ho approach against Cardiff and leave potential gaps at the back.
But it would be good to think that Monk comes up with one or two solutions during the next fortnight so that Boro get back on track at the Riverside in a big way. Rudy Gestede celebrates the winning goal against Sheffield United at the Riverside
Boro were mugged by Norwich, but the draw against Brentford had worrying signs that need to be addressed