Middlesbrough boss relieved after Carling Cup win
Strachan said: "It was good to get the win. We kept it as tight as we could, we had 13 players missing but we put a team out that we thought could do a job and worked on the formation.
"I liked what I saw, the young boy Luke Williams did well and young Josh Walker started very well, we asked him to be brave on the ball and he did that. David Wheater was also very good for us.