We are still waiting for Garry Monk’s Middlesbrough to make a major impact in the Sky Bet Championship, with the pre-season favourites yet to showcase their promotion credentials.
Boro were well fancied ahead of the Championship season, with Monk overseeing a busy summer, which saw a number of high-profile arrivals, including £15m man, Britt Assombalonga.
However, Boro have failed to make the impact many expected in the Championship, with the Teessiders heading into October in 11th having picked up just 16 points from a possible 33.
With almost a quarter of the season played, Monk’s side are going to have to find form quickly in the coming weeks, if they are to put themselves into contention with the Championship’s frontrunners for automatic promotion.
Here at FLW, we believe Monk will once again look to be active during the January transfer window, and with that in mind, here is a look at a player who might leave in 2018 and one we believe Monk should be looking to sign…