Middlesbrough goalless run no worry, says Barry Robson

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Middlesbrough midfielder Barry Robson has played down the significance of Saturday's stalemate at Reading, the club's third goalless draw in a row.

Boro remain second in the Championship after the result, two points behind Southampton, and are unbeaten this season with five wins and five draws.

"For me it's not a massive worry," Robson told BBC Tees.

"If you get 0-0 draws and are not creating anything [you do worry], but you can see that we are."

Robson added: "Today, we could have scored four if you see the clear cut chances we had."

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The Teessiders, now in their third season in the second tier, have been among the bookmakers favourites for promotion since dropping into the division back in 2009, with the unbeaten start adding to the pressure at the Riverside.

"When I go back to my first game for the club, we were favourites to win the league and people used to play us looking for an upset, but we've learned to cope with that now," the Scotland international continued.

"We look a lot more solid as a unit, creating a lot more chances and scoring a lot more goals.

"It's hard, you come to a place like Reading and not many teams will come here and win games."

Robson, 32, has made 62 appearances for the club, scoring 13 goals following his move from Celtic in January 2010.

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