Defender Stephen McManus admits he is baffled by Middlesbrough's lack of form away from home so far this term.
Boro have suffered four Championship defeats in five away games, taking a solitary point from a possible 15 in a stalemate at Leicester last month.
The Teessiders endured their latest road loss on Tuesday night as Derby secured a 3-1 triumph at Pride Park.
And Scotland international McManus insists Gordon Strachan's side are striving to find a solution to their problems away from the Riverside.
"We are scratching our heads as well, but we are working as hard as we possibly can to put it right," McManus told the club's official website.
"It's a tremendous bunch of lads who just want to do the best we possibly can.
"We know we need to dig deeper than we ever have before. Our aim is promotion and we certainly believe we can do it. But we know we need to get results, especially away from home, to drive us back up there."