vs Boro: Reaction

Last updated : 10 February 2002 By
Steve McLaren: "We were fortunate to come in 1-0 down at half-time but it gave us the chance to change things round and I thought the second-half performance was magnificent and we could have easily won it in the end."

"We had quite a few chances before that but I didn't think it was going to be our day but we are certainly pleased with the point. We told the groundsman at half-time to put in a few divots because you never know what might happen."

David O'Leary: "I just wonder how much longer things are going to go against us. We've thrown two points away because we have given another goal away from a set play. If we do go into the Intertoto Cup, then I fully agree with the chairman, but with 36 points to play for it is a little bit premature to talk about it."

"We conceded a very sloppy goal from a set-piece and we conceded goals from set-pieces last week against Liverpool. We do practice them in training, but you can practice all you want but the players then have to take that out onto the field with them."