Middlesbrough midfielder Barry Robson insists there is no pressure on manager Gordon Strachan.
Boro have recently upped their game following a stuttering start to the campaign, with Robson inspiring Saturday's 3-1 triumph over Reading when he scored after just 24 seconds, marking the fastest ever goal at The Riverside.
That win, which followed up the club's last-gasp 2-1 victory over Burnley four days before, sees Boro sit 13th in the standings having collected 10 points.
And Robson is adamant Strachan is going nowhere as the club look to mount a promotion bid this term.
"There's no pressure on the gaffer, he's a top manager," said Robson told.
"You've got to give it time here. We're only seven games in and it's a long, long season.
"There are 40 games to go and the manager isn't under any pressure.
"He's been at some big clubs and has won big trophies and has had big games before, so you'll never see the gaffer under any pressure.
"We're only three points off third place. Our only aim is to play well and to get promoted, that's the main thing."
Meanwhile, on loan midfielder Mickael Tavares has stated his desire to stay with the club.
"I am very happy here. There is a good atmosphere in the dressing room," he said.
"I would like to extend my stay longer if possible.
"I have played in different squads and I can see that this one is very good.
"There are a lot of good players here, many of them with Premier League experience, so I am confident that we will have a good season."