​Steve Agnew has called upon his players to 'dust themselves down and go again' after suffering a huge blow to their Premier League survival hopes, as per ​mfc.co.uk.

Middlesbrough were defeated 4-2 away to Hull, after taking the lead early on in the game thanks to Alvaro Negredo. 

Hull City v Middlesbrough - Premier League

But goals from Abel Hernandez, Lazar Markovic, Oumar Niasse and Harry Maguire sank the Boro comeback and could have ultimately sank the Riversiders hopes of remaining in the Premier League.

Speaking to the media after the game, Agnew said:

''We didn’t get the balance right, We have to give it a go at this stage of the season and the position we’re in, and we did that. But the disappointment is that we left it far too open. The risk has to be calculated and we have to learn from today.''

He went on to thank the fans, who were loud and supportive throughout:

''The fans tonight were fantastic, the players all remarked on that. We have to give them something back, and there’s no better place to do that than the Riverside on Saturday.''

After the defeat, Middlesbrough remain in the bottom three of the Premier League.