Middlesbrough have had a positive start to the season having gone on a six-game unbeaten run in the Championship.
The main objective for Tony Pulis and his side is to secure promotion to the Premier League, and at the moment they are on track, albeit being very early days in the campaign.
Boro currently sit second in the standings on level points with leaders Leeds having recorded four wins and two draws.
One of the club’s summer signings has not been an influential part of this run due to the lack of game time.
Paddy McNair signed for the second tier club from Sunderland in the summer transfer window, but has struggled to earn a starting spot.
In fact, the 23-year-old has made four league outings, but only as a substitute, and has started just twice – both in the EFL Cup.
In fixtures against Notts County and Rochdale, the former Manchester United player has impressed.
McNair has proven that he can score goals from midfield, which could end up being an asset for Boro, but should Pulis throw him into the lineup from now on?
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