Middlesbrough midfielder Julio Arca is targeting a positive end to a difficult 12 months at the Riverside Stadium.
Boro entertain Nottingham Forest on Teesside on Boxing Day in their last home game of 2010 hoping to end a miserable 12 months with an invaluable three points.
Arca told the club's official website, www.mfc.co.uk: "It's frustrating when you work so hard and you don't get anything.
"If you look back two months, we were not playing well and were getting beaten. Now we have improved our performances, but sometimes still not getting the results, and that's disappointing.
"But we move on, stay positive and hopefully get three points on Boxing Day.
"The best thing to do would be to get the three points so everyone will be happy at the last home game this year."