Things don’t look too bright at the Riverside but for the Middlesbrough midfielder Gary O’Neil things are brighter than they actually seem to be.
O’Neill says that Boro need just four more points to avoid the drop and insists:
We have a nice little cushion now.
We would have taken five points from our last four games considering we had Aston Villa and then Arsenal away.
If we get another four or five points, it’s going to be difficult for either Bolton or Birmingham to catch us.
Maybe Boro will stay in the Premiership. But if that is what success means to the Riverside unit, then you well may understand the status of the club!