Even though Middlesbrough remain in the hunt for promotion as they sit third in the Championship table, two points adrift of top spot, the team have struggled for creativity lately.
Prior to Wednesday night’s EFL Cup match against Crystal Palace on home soil, the club had drew two league games on the trot.
In that time they managed just one goal, which has led to concerns about the team’s attacking prowess.
Against Palace, manager Tony Pulis made a handful of changes to the first XI, bringing in some youngsters including Marcus Tavernier and Lewis Wing.
Both impressed as Tavernier provided the assist for Wing’s first senior goal of his Boro career.
The goal turned out to be the only one of the game, which sent Pulis’s side into the quarter-finals of the competition.
This season the 23-year-old has created three assists for Boro, but he is struggling to get into the squad.
He featured in the club’s first four Championship fixtures, but for the last nine league matches the midfielder has not been included in the squad.
After his performance at the Riverside on Wednesday, plenty of fans urged Pulis to play him more often.
If he isn’t in the team on Saturday and Tav then I start losing faith. These players are what we a crying out for in the championship
— Paul Arkley (@Arkooo) November 1, 2018
Said it for weeks.. Give the lad a chance Lewis Wing
— Ian Hemming. (@Rallyman20) October 31, 2018
It almost like he should be on the bench, at the very, very least…
— Alex Hardy (@alexhardy1987) October 31, 2018
The lad can’t offer any more than he is to show he should be in the 1st 11 there was no reason to drop him anyway
— kieran stead (@kieranstead95) October 31, 2018
that’s why we need him in the first team
— Joel Moody (@Joelmoody_) October 31, 2018
Note to TP get him in the team please, starting Saturday ?? #UTB
— Mark Smith (@Mark74Smith) October 31, 2018
Don’t see what more this lad can do to be given a chance, at least from the bench
— Craig Wilkinson (@craig_wilko06) October 31, 2018
What more does a man have to do. Tony give the kid a game in the first team!!!!!!
— Adam Grazy Gray (@GrazyGray) October 31, 2018
Get him back in for league games ! Offers so much more going towards than the rest
— SWallace (@stewallace86) October 31, 2018