January has been the best month for Boro since McKenzie's tenure began in November. With only three league matches the guys needed to have a good month. The only blemish was the match against Charlton where we lost 0-1. At the end of the month the club finds themselves in 14th place with 35 points.
"We are getting to a point in the season where every match matters and a loss like the one against Charlton can really hurt you in the long run."- Doug McKenzie
The club during this month welcomed four new players during the first few weeks of the Winter Transfer Window.. Both Lassad and David Bentley joined the club on free transfers. Also with the partnership with 2013 Barclay's Premier League Champions Man Chester United, we were able to add two players on loan, Tyler Blackett and Larnell Cole. Marvin Emnes would move to Reading for £2.7M.
(New signing Lassad when he was a member of Celtic)
One of the highlights of the month was the FA Cup Campaign. It started with a victory against relegation threatened Blackpool. Striker Lukas Jutkiewicz would be the man of the match scoring the only goal. Later on Boro faced their toughest opponent this season, Everton. Newly signed attacking midfielder Lassad would help the club get the draw.
February will be a great month for the club as they will face Everton in the replay of the FA Cup and face clubs such as Doncaster and Blackburn. Stay tuned next month for a special BORO+ episode featuring Doug McKenzie as he talks about everything from personal things to management.