NEIL Warnock cut a dejcted figure after yesterday's showing against Hull City where the pressure mounted on his position as manager of Middlesbrough. 

Boro head into the international break 15th in the Championship table. Injuries are hammering the squad, particularly in the defensive areas, and fortunes are going agains them. A case in point being Joe Lumley's own goal yesterday in the 2-0 loss. 

The awful end to the game was toppped off by fans chanting 'you're getting sacked in the morning' with Warnock remaining defiant in his message to fight on as the Boro boss after the game. 

“I don’t think they could give me much more" Warnock said. 

“Like the decision with Paddy’s free-kick, I don’t think we are getting anywhere near the rub of the green at the moment.

“Something as picky as that. I find it astonishing.

“That’s what is it. You’ve got to overcome these things. That’s what football is like.

“We’re in a great job. There’s a lot of people worse off than us. I’m gutted tonight, I’m sick as a parrot but tomorrow morning I’ll be going again and that’s why I’m still in the game.

“You can’t dwell on defeats. It looks very bleak regarding injuries but I’ll come up with something for the next game.

“I don’t think there is too many more Under 23’s we can bring in so we’ll just have to wait and see."

Warnock admitted in his post match press conference that speaking to the media was the last thing he wanted to do following the game. 

He added that it's those types of games and results that still hurt the Boro boss over the course of his lengthy career in the dugout. 

Warnock added: “I was still distraught when I was 42 than 72. Like I am tonight but I’ve got to come and face you and I don’t really want to come and speak to anybody. Because everybody knows we should have won the game but we haven’t so it’s hard to take as a manager.

“You look at yourself but I don’t think I could have done much more today.

“We have to be ready next week to sort the mess out with the injured players."