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Woodgate: Boro a work in progress

Boro head coach Jonathan Woodgate says it's important his side stay 'level-headed' Credit: PA Images

Middlesbrough head coach Jonathan Woodgate insists his side are still very much "a work in progress" after securing their first win under him.

A goal from Britt Assombalonga in the first half was sufficient to take all three points against Wigan at the Riverside.

However, despite coming out on top against a Wigan side who threatened at times, Woodgate believes it's important to stay "level-headed".

He said: "It feels great but the secret is, even when you lose, you don't get too low and when you win you don't get too high, so stay level-headed.

"I have said numerous times now, this is a work in progress and I have said to the fans, it is going to be a rocky road.

"We are trying to play in a different way. it's important the fans go with us. There will be times where we go through a patch where we don't win a few games, the fans stayed with us today."

The Boro boss was also critical of his side's wastefulness in possession, saying they were guilty of overplaying at times.

"In the first 12 minutes we gave six to eight balls away in our own half. We do need to improve in those areas and at times we try to do too much.

"Wigan started to press us and almost scored."

Boro are back in action at the weekend where they take on Millwall at the Riverside.

The win over Wigan means Middlesbrough sit 14th in the Championship.