With the start of another new season edging closer and closer, boss Tony Mowbray will be desperately trying to bulk up his squad ahead of a new campaign the ‘Boro faithful will want to see some progress after the struggles of last time round.
Middlesbrough have been dealt a huge blow ahead of the new 2011/12 Championship campaign with the news that Jason Steele has suffered a wrist injury.
Out-of-contract Andrew Taylor has turned down an offer to stay with Middlesbrough and has instead joined Cardiff City.
Middlesbrough are set to tie up a deal for Dutch midfielder Anouar Hadouir.
After a terrible start to the season with Gordon Strachan, Middlesbrough did well to avoid relegation to League One. Tony Mowbray, who ironically replaced Strachan at Celtic following the former Coventry manager’s sacking, arrived at the Riverside with plenty to do.
It may well go rather unnoticed amongst the promotion and relegation shenanigans, but Middlesbrough’s 3-0 victory over Doncaster on Saturday saw them finish in the top half of the Championship.
Boro chief Tony Mowbray has claimed that his side’s form at the back end of the 2010/11 season can be the perfect catalyst for a promotion charge next term.
After having been promised the world through seven figure signings and big name arrivals under Gordon Strachan, Middlesbrough Football Club is beginning to see the after affects of a ghost promotion campaign.
Every year there seems to be a bright new prospect that suddenly emerges from Dave Parnaby’s famed Middlesbrough youth academy that captures the imagination of the fans and is inevitably linked to a big move away.
After it emerged that Middlesbrough’s leading goalscorer Leroy Lita had picked up a severe hamstring tear during the side’s goalless draw with Portsmouth, Tony Mowbray has found himself with a dilemma on his hands.