How did the players fare in Middlesbrough's 1-1 draw with Millwall?


7 Randolph: Gave his team-mates a scare at the start of the second half, but produced a sensational first-half stop to deny Thompson

6 Howson: Continues to provide a solid presence in the right-back berth, even if he wasn’t really able to get forward

6 Ayala: Had a difficult afternoon against the towering Smith, but continued to battle away against the Millwall striker

7 Shotton: Produced a crucial late sliding challenge as Bradshaw galloped into the box in the dying seconds

6 Bola: Starting to get to grips with his new surrounds – delivered some useful balls into the box from the left flank

5 Clayton: Struggled to deal with Millwall’s passing and movement in the first half, and departed for Wing late on

7 Fletcher: Delivered another effective performance after being switched to the right – set up McNair’s winner with a fine pass

6 Saville: Restored to the starting line-up against his former club and produced a steady performance

8 McNAIR: Drove Boro forward in the second half and opened his Boro account with a composed low finish

5 Browne: Failed to make an impact on the left-hand side, and was withdrawn at half-time for the second game in a row

6 Assombalonga: Will feel he should have had a penalty after his header struck Romeo’s arm, but wasn’t able to find much space in the box


7 Johnson (for Browne, 46): Made a difference in the second half, with his purposeful running putting the Millwall defence on the back foot

Wing (for Clayton, 81)

(not used): Pears (gk), Fry, Tavernier, Walker, Gestede.

MILLWALL (4-4-2):

Bialkowski 6; Romeo 6, Pearce 7, Cooper 6, Wallace 6; Mahoney 6 (McCarthy 88), Leonard 6, Williams 5 (Bradshaw 76), O’Brien 6 (Ferguson 66, 5); THOMPSON 8, Smith 7.

Subs (not used): Steele (gk), Hutchinson, Molumby, Bodvarsson.

Man Of The Match: PADDY McNAIR – The Middlesbrough midfielder broke his goalscoring duck and was constantly looking to get forward in support of those in front of him.