Revealed: Majority of Middlesbrough fans want Pulis to go back to three-man defence

Middlesbrough had a strong start to the season as they recorded an unbeaten run of eight matches in all competitions.

Tony Pulis’s side have suffered defeat just twice – once to Norwich City and the other to Nottingham Forest.

The club remain in the hunt for promotion as they are fourth in the Championship table, three points adrift of leaders Sheffield United after 12 games.

However, last weekend’s 2-0 loss to Forest on home soil was a blow, and once again Boro failed to grasp the opportunity to move to the top of the standings.

In order to get back to winning ways, perhaps Pulis needs to consider a formation change.

At the start of the campaign – mainly due to circumstance – the experienced coach fielded a back three.

It allowed the full-backs to push up and add extra bodies to the middle third, but more recently the club have been operating with a back four.

We asked you if Boro should go back to the system that they started with, and an overwhelming majority of fans believe that they should.