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Middlesbrough must increase their goal scoring rate

Middlesbrough have got the best defensive record by far of any team in the Championship. With only 20 goals in total scored against them in all league matches this season – that’s 6 goals less than Leeds or Sheffield United, the two teams with the next lowest goals conceded records. The problem, however, is that …

Boro Join West Ham In £3m Battle For League One Ace

Middlesbrough are battling West Ham for Sunderland striker Josh Maja, according to reports in the English media. Boro are reportedly keen on the 20-year-old who has scored 15 goals in League One for the Black Cats this season. Maja’s contract is expiring in the summer and Sunderland are weighing up whether to sell up this …

Middlesbrough Eyeing Loan Deal For Premier League Midfield General

Middlesbrough are interested in taking Fulham midfielder Kevin McDonald on loan, according to reports in the English media. The Scottish international last played for the Cottagers against Wolves on Boxing Day, and manager Claudio Ranieri is said to be prepared to let the midfielder leave on a temporary basis. McDonald was a key player under …

Middlesbrough Vying With Two Clubs For £20m Rated Championship Ace

Middlesbrough are one of three clubs interested in signing Brentford striker Neal Maupay, according to reports in the English media. Boro have been joined by Aston Villa and Huddersfield Town in pursuing the 22-year-old, but the Bees forward may only be sold for a significant fee. Reports indicate that Brentford would demand in excess of …

Middlesbrough Confirm Loan Departure of £9m Danish Forward

Middlesbrough forward Martin Braithwaite has joined La Liga side Leganes on loan for the rest of the season. The Danish international handed in a transfer request in the summer before a deadline day switch to the Spanish side collapsed back in August. Braithwaite has now gotten his wish, and he will spend the next six …

WATCH: This Bolton Fan Thinks Middlesbrough Have The Seventh Best Away Support In The Championship

Boro fans always travel in big numbers away from home. In fact, among the 24 clubs in the Championship, Middlesbrough had the fifth highest away attendance in the league last season. Considering the Teessiders only have the ninth highest home average attendance, that is some going, so you may take issue with this Bolton fan …

Middlesbrough Closing In On First January Recruit With Pulis Targeting Dutch Winger

Middlesbrough are looking to secure Huddersfield Town winger Rajiv van la Parra on a season-long loan, according to reports in the local media. The Dutchman was originally targeted by Boro boss Tony Pulis in the summer, but their interest was knocked back by the Terriers. However, van la Parra has fallen down the pecking order …

Swansea Preparing Bid To Take £9m Rated Boro Outcast Off Pulis’s Hands

Swansea are considering a January bid for Middlesbrough forward Martin Braithwaite, according to reports in the UK. The Danish international has been unsettled at the Riverside Stadium since he was loaned out to Bordeaux by manager Tony Pulis for the second half of last season. Braithwaite submitted a transfer request during the summer to force …

Premier League Giants Lining Up Move For Boro Teenager

Manchester United are monitoring Middlesbrough winger Marcus Tavernier, according to reports in the English media. Scouts from the Premier League club have been sent to watch the 19-year-old over the past month as United look to strengthen their youth ranks. Tavernier initially struggled for game time under manager Tony Pulis this season but has begun …

REPORT: Middlesbrough Lining Up Deal To Sign Former Chelsea Striker

Middlesbrough are keen on signing Udinese forward Stipe Perica, according to reports in Italy. The Croatian spent three years at Chelsea without playing a single game for the Blues before being sold to Udinese for £4m in 2016. Since moving to the Bianconeri on a permanent basis, Perica hasn’t really established himself as a first …

Smith Dismisses Talk That Ghanaian Winger Could Make January Switch To Middlesbrough

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has quashed speculation that Albert Adomah will leave Villa Park in the January transfer window. Middlesbrough were keen to re-sign the winger in the summer but failed to agree personal terms with the player, leading to the deal collapsing. Speaking about Adomah’s future, Smith (who took over from Steve Bruce …

Pulis Outlines Middlesbrough’s Recruitment Plans For The January Transfer Window

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis says he is looking for a left-back and to improve the amount of pace in his team when the January transfer window opens. Boro have lost Sam McQueen with the Southampton loanee having returned to St Mary’s after undergoing surgery on an anterior cruciate ligament injury. The defender was stretchered off against Crystal …

Downing Reveals Which Boro Talent Is Destined To Be A “Top, Top Player”

Middlesbrough veteran Stewart Downing has seen many players pass through the doors at the Riverside Stadium over the years. The latest young player to be brought into the first team fold is Dael Fry, and the former Liverpool winger is backing his much younger teammate to play at the highest level. However, he thinks that …

Middlesbrough Reportedly Open Talks About Signing Bosnian International On Permanent Deal

Middlesbrough have begun talks about signing midfielder Mo Besic on a permanent basis, according to reports in the English media. The Bosnian international sealed a season-long loan switch to the Riverside at the end of August but Tony Pulis is keen to secure him for the long term. Besic has performed well in a Boro shirt …

Is Pulis the man for Boro’s Championship challenge?

Tony Pulis is the sort of character who polarises opinion among football fans. Sometimes sneered at by tactics-obsessed football hipsters and purists and yet sometimes revered by supporters of his teams or his steadfast traditionalism (see the memorable Goldie Lookin Chain track for evidence). Yet, wherever you sit on the Pulis spectrum there are some …