Boro look to bounce back from defeat but face difficult opponents tonight when we take on Swansea City at the Riverside. An empty Riverside of course, with us being now in Tier 3. Remember kick off is early at 7pm. Tune in through

Boro play the team that did for Jonathan Woodgate's Boro managerial career when they swept us off the park on the resumption of play in summer. Swans manager Ian Cooper is a canny tactician and that will make for an interesting meeting of minds and battle of the benches tonight. Especially as Warnock is promising that we won't be able to guess his line up tonight. So, it looks as if there will be a reaction in team selection from that 3-2 defeat at Huddersfield.

Warnock has stressed that failure to convert chances away at John Smith's Stadium was crucial to that defeat. After Marvin Johnson scored a great opening goal we should have buried chances to kill off the Terriers. But lets not point all fingers of blame at the strikers because for a change the reliable defence was breached all too easily not once but twice. How frustrating as well that once we finally and undeservedly got back in the game through Britt's penalty we threw it all away again. Lessons must be learned quickly if we are to start bouncing back this evening.

It is 10th versus 6th this evening with Swansea blazing a trail in the play offs. They will pose plenty of problems for us. Can Neil Warnock produce a few tricks from up his sleeve this evening? I wonder if we might see Sam Morsy back in midfield and even whether Patrick Roberts could start ahead of him through the centre.

Last time we met we left ourselves wide open down the flanks, so we will have to be very careful not to play into their hands this evening. The Swans certainly can and do punish opponents but hopefully we can turn the tables tonight and although we cannot overturn the 5 point gap we can start plotting our way onwards and upwards again. It will be a shot in the arm confidence wise again. Let's get back on the ladder again and shoot down the Swans.

Come On Boro and Up The Boro