I think AN gave Boro too much respect and tried to line up with their formation.What we were reminded of last night is what we learned the hard way at, for instance, Norwich earlier in the season - that we should stick with the 188.8.131.52 formation that suits us best with the only tweak being to go to two upfront later on in games if need be. We didn't need to alter things last night. Why AN chose to do so is rather baffling but we got away with it and AN has acknowledged he made a mistake - hopefully one he will not make again.
Having said that he changed things at half time and Barker and Stockley both came on and made a difference.
We just invited too much pressure last night.
We did miss a bit of width so hopefully robinson, barhuizen and potts are back soon. Barker has to start on Saturday. He was brilliant.