Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert still believes the addition of a few 'experienced' players in January will help them avoid relegation from the SkyBet EFL Championship.
The Blues stay bottom, seven points short of safety after losing at Middlesbrough. It was their fourth away defeat in a row without scoring.
Jordan Hugill's penalty put the hosts in front shortly before half time, with Marcus Tavernier adding 'Boro's second eighteen minutes from time.
But an excellent save from Darren Randolph denied Trevor Chalobah from scoring first for Ipswich.