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Middlesbrough V Sheffield Wednesday – Team News & Predicted XI

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis is not happy that Boro’s match against Sheffield Wednesday was brought forward to Friday night for TV. The Teessiders had ten players away on international duty, with many only getting a day’s training ahead of the Championship clash at Hillsborough. The likes of Dael Fry, Mo Besic, George Saville, Darren Randolph, …

Freeman Admits He Was Tempted By Middlesbrough In The Summer

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Luke Freeman says his head was turned by Middlesbrough’s interest in the summer. Boro boss Tony Pulis was hoping to add the 26-year-old to the squad in order inject some creativity into the midfield, but the Teessiders reportedly had their bids knocked back by QPR. Freeman said that the prospect of …

Friend Hoping Middlesbrough Bounce Back After International Break

Middlesbrough left-back George Friend is hoping the club bounce back straight away after defeat in their last game against Nottingham Forest. Boro let standards slip against Aitor Karanka’s side as they suffered a 2-0 home loss at the hands of their former manager, and the defender is expecting the team to raise their game after …

Newcastle Among Trio Of Clubs Looking To Lure Teen Sensation Away From Middlesbrough

Newcastle are looking to snap up Middlesbrough winger Bilal Brahimi on a professional contract, according to reports in France. The Teessider’s North East rivals are, however, not the only team interested in the teenager. Bundesliga side RB Leipzig and French club Rennes are also keen on the midfielder. Brahimi’s current deal expires in the summer, …

Middlesbrough V Preston – Match Preview & Predicted XI

Middlesbrough are likely to make wholesale changes for tonight’s game against Preston in the Carabao Cup. Tony Pulis played a number of academy products in the penalty shootout win over Notts County in the first round, while a number of fringe players were given their chance in the 2-1 win over Rochdale at the end …

Middlesbrough Given Injury Boost With 29 Year Old Closing In On First Team Return

Middlesbrough striker Rudy Gestede is close to a return to the first team after playing over an hour for the Under 23s last night. The Benin international picked up an ankle injury in the 4-3 win over Accrington Stanley in pre-season but he is gradually getting back to full fitness. Gestede lasted 66 minutes as …

Middlesbrough Among Five Teams Who Failed In Loan Swoop For England U21 Ace

Middlesbrough were one of at least five teams interested in signing Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke on loan before the transfer window closed, according to reports. In addition to Boro, Premier League side Huddersfield Town, Scottish club Rangers, Ligue One outfit Lyon and Aston Villa were all looking to recruit the England Under 21 international. Liverpool …

Middlesbrough Vying With Villa To Sign Malian Winger On Free Transfer

Middlesbrough are interested in signing former Crystal Palace winger Bakary Sako, according to reports in the UK. However, Boro are not the only team interested in signing the 30-year-old with Aston Villa also keen on the Malian international. Manager Tony Pulis failed with deals for both Albert Adomah and Yannick Bolasie on deadline day last …

‘Brilliant for the lad’ ‘Great To See’ – Boro Fans Hail Teenager’s Surprise England Call Up

Middlesbrough winger Marcus Tavernier trained with England’s senior side yesterday after he was promoted by Gareth Southgate from the Under 20 setup. The 19-year-old, who has made just 13 senior appearances for Boro, was joined by Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah in the training session. Fans on Twitter were delighted that Tavernier got the call: Wow …

Middlesbrough Shelved Loan Deal After Winger Made Last Minute Demand

Middlesbrough turned down the chance of re-signing Aston Villa winger Albert Adomah on loan before the transfer window closed, according to the Birmingham Mail. Boro had agreed a season-long loan deal with the Midlands club for the 30-year-old, and the player was even travelling to Rockliffe Park to seal a move back to Teesside. However, …

Leeds vs Middlesbrough – Early Title Decider Match Preview

Tony Pulis is readying his troops for what could be an early title decider when they head to Elland Road to face Leeds on Friday night. Both teams have started the season in magnificent form and sit first and second in the table, with 13 points apiece. Leeds are above Boro by virtue of goal …

Pulis admits there is still transfer business to be done ahead of Friday’s deadline

Boro manager Tony Pulis has admitted he is hoping for a busy end to the loan transfer window which ends on Friday, saying he expects comings and goings to happen in the coming days. The club have made a fantastic start to the season so far, sitting joint top of the Championship table slightly below …

Pulis praises Boro youngsters after Carabao Cup victory

Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis has praised his side’s youngsters after they overcame Notts County to reach the second round of the Carabao Cup. Boro’s team featured seven debutants for the game, and fell behind on three separate occasions in order to fight for a 3-3 draw – a sign of character in any team. The …

Boro set to lose star player

Middlesbrough have announced the departure of Adama Traore to Wolves for a fee of £18million after the Premier League side activated his release clause. The 22-year-old is expected to complete his medical this week before officially joining after two years at Boro. Traore missed Boro’s opening game of the season with a shoulder injury, as …

Boro complete £10m sale of star striker

Boro announced this week that they have completed the sale of striker Patrick Bamford, who joins Leeds United on a deal that could rise to the £10m mark. The forward has put pen to paper on a 4-year-deal at Elland Road, and will leave the Riverside just 12 months after joining, where he made a …