FRESH off the back of his impressive brace in the win of Huddersfield Town, Duncan Watmore has been talking about why it’s beginning to click at Middlesbrough under Chris Wilder.

The 27-year-old showed his prowess in front of goal with two smart finishes in the opening 23 minutes of the 2-1 win at the John Smith’s Stadium. The victory was Wilder’s first in charge of the club.

“I love scoring goals and I love contributing for the team” Watmore told BBC Radio Tees Sport.

“The most important thing, and I know it is a cliché, was the three points.

“We put in two good performances in the past two games and we haven’t got the results we needed so today was about the result and we got that so very grateful for that.

“The first one was a great ball by Issy (Isaiah Jones) and I just tried to sweep it in and the second one was another great ball. The way it fell and where the keeper was, I just saw him off his line. I committed to it and it had that conviction and thankfully it came off so it was brilliant.

“We played some really good stuff. I’d happily not score a hat-trick if it means we win the game. That was the most important thing for the team.”

Boro fans left West Yorkshire with a smile on their faces. Not only from the win but from the way Wilder’s side took complete control of the game and the way the Terriers had very little to offer.

Arguably, the margin of victory could have been far greater and Huddersfield’s stoppage time consolation flattered them but as Watmore eluded to, the win is the most important objective.

In just three games, there is a fresh look to the Boro side playing expansive football, throwing numbers forward and pressing teams well.

Wilder admits that a lot of information and hard work has been thrown at the players in a short space of time but Watmore is buying into the new culture and admits it suits his game down to the ground.

The former Sunderland forward added: “I think every new manager and new regime has their ideas, structures and way of doing things.

“You’ve just got to be adaptable and take it all on board. That’s what we’ve been doing and all the lads have thoroughly bought into it.

“I really enjoy the energy. That is a big part of my game and we’ve got a lot of players who are very energetic. Everyone is willing to work for the team and that’s the most important thing.

“We say this a lot, it’s not about the individual, it’s about the team. If everyone puts in the work then the team gets the result. Working intensity is a big part of that so it’s something I enjoy.”