MIDDLESBROUGH manager Neil Warnock admits there have been similarities between his side and Hull City this season as Boro head to Humberside tomorrow. 

Boro have had the btter season of the two sides but both have struggled for consistent form. Neil Warnock's men crept into the top half of the table thanks to their midweek win over Sheffield United while Hull City are second bottom with just one win in ten games.

Grant McCann's side are looking for a much needed win against Warnock and co before the beginning of the international break. 

Boro have had a mixed bag of a season that the manager feels could have gone much better so far had it not been for errors during the game. He also feels that the Tigers have been the masters of their own downfall on more than once occasion. 

Asked if he thought the game would be a different challenge to the win over the Blades on Tuesday, Warnock said: “It will not be any less difficult a game.

“I think the other night, Hull did ever so well. They were losing to Blackpool and they had a man sent off. Not only did they equalise but they should have won the game. Great save at the death even with ten men.

“They’ve got a good group of players. They are dead genuine and they work hard for each other so we’ve got to be up and ready for it as well.

“We’re taking a good following as well. Three and a half thousand going down so we’ve got to make sure we’re coming out the traps and not give Hull any start.

“It’s like ourselves. We’ve made mistakes and it’s cost us really.

“They’ve had games they should have won that they’ve ended up losing and we’re very similar. I think all the teams in the league are apart from your top one or two.

“You get that in the Championship but for them to come back like they did do, they’ve done remarkably well."

Not for the first time this season, Boro will take a sizeable following with them down to the KCOM Stadium as they make the relatively short trip down to Humberside. 

Warnock says that his players shouldn't fail in their task to harness the support they'll recieve tomorrow in their final league game before the international break. 

Warnock added: “They have to motivate themselves. If three and a half thousand people behind you doesn’t motivate you then nothing will but we haven’t got that type of lad really.

“The lads that we’ve got all know what’s a stake. I can’t see it changing. Every club has a dominant period during the games, whether you are top or bottom, you have that period and we’ve got to try not to concede in that time and take our opportunities."