Middlesbrough fans desperate for Wing to come into the first team following EFL Cup goal

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.