Middlesbrough bookended their Championship league season with a 1-1 draw against Coventry City – here’s how the fans reacted on social media.
While some fans displayed optimism ahead of the playoffs, others expressed concern. Had they fallen to defeat against their Midlands opponents on Monday, the fans would likely be far more negative.
Certain players were singled out for praise – one of them was Darragh Lenihan, who provided a monolithic presence in Boro’s backline.
Middlesbrough Fan Reaction On Twitter
Atmosphere was so flat today, Coventry fans were brilliant. Not keen to play them again 🥴
— Jack 🎮🚂 (@Jack_McBride6) May 8, 2023
Important not to lose to these today. We have the impetus going into the playoffs. Up the Boro! #UTB
— Iain (@Iain_Scarlett) May 8, 2023
Stop giving teams a head start and we'll be a formidable opponent in the play-offs.
— HD (@AitchDeeNC) May 8, 2023
Lenihan was immense yesterday like https://t.co/hzXkBXUqnF
— Ethan jones (@ethanjones9700) May 9, 2023
— Dominic Campbell (@dominiccampbell) May 8, 2023
Sunderland in final. yes please
— John 🏴🙏🏻 (@highenergy396) May 8, 2023
Additionally, some Boro fans are looking past their playoff semi-final against the Sky Blues – they are eyeing up a potentially mouth-watering clash in the final with local rivals Sunderland.
Nevertheless, the team itself must remain focused on the task at hand and not get ahead of themselves. As displayed in their league encounter, Coventry are no pushovers – Boro will need to be on top of their game if they want to book their ticket to Wembley.
Middlesbrough will take on Coventry City in the first leg of their Championship playoff tie at the Coventry Building Society Arena on Sunday, May 14, with a kickoff time of 12pm.