Middlesbrough forward Patrick Bamford has explained to The Gazette the importance of the fans against Wolverhampton Wanderers this evening.
Aitor Karanka’s side will host fellow promotion-chasing Wolves at the Riverside Stadium in the Championship.
Boro will head into the game on the back of a 2-0 home win against Rotherham United and will be many Championship football followers’ favourites to pick up all three points.
Chelsea-owned 21-year-old forward Bamford has urged the Middlesbrough fans to get behind the team and cheer them onto three points.
“As a player, as a team you just want everyone behind you, especially in the tight games when things aren’t going exactly to plan,” the youngster told The Gazette.
“Given the position we are in I think we all just have to come together as a club - team and supporters - and be united as one really, even if the game is as frustrating as the first half was against Rotherham,” added Bamford.
The Middlesbrough fans were clearly not happy with the team’s performance in the first half against Rotherham which ended goalless.
However, Boro stepped up their game after the half-time interval and picked up all three points from this encounter - and that is what the fans should be most concerned about at this stage of the season.
Middlesbrough are currently fourth in the Championship table and are just two points behind leaders Bournemouth.
Boro are very much in contention of winning automatic promotion to the Premier League, and the fans need to give their full support to the players.
Wolves themselves are chasing promotion to the Premier League and will not make it easy for Boro at the Riverside Stadium.
Even if the Middlesbrough players are not playing well tonight, the fans need to get behind the team and remain optimistic until the final whistle.