Wanderers turn their attention to Carabao Cup action on Tuesday night as they take on Middlesbrough at the Toughsheet Community Stadium.
Ian Evatt’s men will go head-to-head with Michael Carrick’s Championship side for a place in round three of the competition.
“I think they will be a really good team. They haven’t had a great start and I think Michael will be desperate to get a win.
“We’ve got a really good squad of players and it’s a free hit for us to go and attack.
“We’ve got a tough run of games. But it’s tough for them as well.
“I think it’s a really good game. It’s very unlikely we’re going to win that cup competition, but everyone likes a cup run.
“We try and win every game we can and that’s no different.
“We’ll utilise the squad as best we can. We’ve got to have a look at the injuries we’ve got, and we’ll pick a team that we think is good enough to compete on Tuesday.”
Middlesbrough Manager Michael Carrick:
“Results haven’t been good, there’s no hiding from that but I think the results we’ve had haven’t necessarily been what we’ve deserved.
“I do believe if we keep doing the right things over a period of time then things will even out and we can turn the tide in our direction.
There’s still a lot of positives to take from what I’ve seen so far this season and I’m really looking forward to seeing what we can do over the next few weeks.”
Wanderers skipper Ricardo Almeida Santos was replaced at half time of Saturday’s draw at Burton Albion with an ankle problem which is currently being assessed.
It has been far from the ideal first month for Michael Carrick’s side. Opening day defeat at home to Millwall was followed by a trip to Coventry in a repeat of last year’s Play-Off semi-final and the Sky Blues got the better of Boro again in a 3-0 scoreline.
A more encouraging performance in a 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town was then followed up by Saturday’s 4-2 defeat away to West Brom, leaving Boro winless in the league so far.
To get to this stage of the competition, Boro defeated Huddersfield 3-2 away in an entertaining encounter.
Wanderers come into this fixture on the back of a hard-fought 1-1 draw away at Burton Albion on Saturday.
A 1-0 home win against Barrow courtesy of a goal from Zac Ashworth, guided Wanderers into the second round.
Referee: Stephen Martin
Assistant Referees: Mark Dwyer and Shaun Hudson
Fourth Official: Anthony Backhouse
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