Bad goals to concede in disappointing performance says Mick
Two first-half goals from Danny Graham gave Middlesbrough the win, with Blues rarely threatening after Paul Taylor’s chance just before the opening goal.
“We were second best, certainly after they scored and we got what we deserved, nothing,” said the Town boss.
“We didn’t compete the way we normally do and we’re all very disappointed with that performance.
“I can give you reasons why. We’ve had a broken week with players away on international duty but I’d prefer to say Middlesbrough played very well. There is a fair few quid on the pitch for them and to compete with them, we have got to play well. Today, we didn’t.
“We had the best chance with Tayls but after the opening goal, they were better than us. The way we conceded the two goals was not like us. We let Carayol wriggle away for the first and the second, we have not marked well from a corner. They were bad goals in what was a disappointing performance.”