Middlesbrough will certainly be looking to build up a head of steam over the coming weeks after experiencing an upturn in their form in the Sky Bet Championship.
Neil Warnock’s men have now won three on the bounce against Peterborough United, Barnsley and Cardiff City respectively, which has seen them move up to sixth place as a result in the league standings.
This form follows a mass summer of change at the Riverside Stadium, with the club bringing in a total of 12 new faces in order to replace the 13 who left for pastures new.
With the next window now fast approaching, Boro will certainly be wary of holding onto their best assets moving forwards as they look to maintain their push for a play-off spot come May.
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Here, we take a look at TWO Middlesbrough players who could be subject to January transfer interest and why…
The talented central defender is one of the main jewels in the Boro crown and sure to be a player that attracts internist from higher up if he maintains his form.
Fry is now into the final two years of his current contract at the Riverside Stadium and at the age of 24 is sure to be considering his options with the future in mind.
There have been murmurs in the past about interest from sides in the Premier League and it would be fair to assume that a player of his talents would be keen on playing at the highest level possible.
If a bid were to be forthcoming in January, it would be interesting to see how Boro would react.
Capable of playing in central defence or as a box to box midfield player, McNair is sure to be another player that will attract interest from elsewhere.
Arguably in some of the best form of his career, the Northern Ireland international is a key cog in Warnock’s side and is certainly viewed as crucial from Boro’s perspective.
McNair is yet another player that is said to have attracted admiring glances from the Premier League in the past and could be tempted to try his hand at that level again after previously being at Manchester United.
Now at the age of 26 and with three years left to run on his contract, the versatile player’s value has never been higher and that might be something that Middlesbrough may wish to consider if a substantial bid comes in for his services.