Ahead of Saturday's clash with Boro, we caught up with Romal Palmer to get his thoughts on the weekend in front of the Reds.
The Reds midfielder has been in fine form this season, having forced his way into Valérien Ismaël’s plans, particularly since the end of Matty James’ loan spell.
He has racked up 29 league appearances so far, after finally breaking into the first team setup at the back-end of last term.
“I’ve been developing all the time.” Romal told us this afternoon.
“And we’ve been picking up results and doing well in recent months. I’m proud of myself and the team in terms of how far we’ve come.
“I used to suffer with injuries but I think I’ve got to know my body more. I now know what I can cope with and how I can push on through if I’m feeling something.
“That’s been a big part of my development.
“I remained patient when I wasn’t getting the minutes, and I took a lot from the likes of Matty James and seeing the game played from another perspective.”
It’s Middlesbrough next up for this in-form Reds side who are firmly involved in the race for promotion, following a record-breaking campaign that has surprised many outside the club.
But within these four walls, belief and confidence is never lacking and for Romal, it’s about finishing the season just as strongly, and hopefully reaping the rewards.
He told us: “Middlesbrough is a big club, Neil Warnock is a huge character and a very good manager. They’ll be set up well and we know it’ll be another big test for us.
“But we know what we have to do.
“The mentality in the group is there and we are still hungry to perform and get the points.”