Life under Neil Warnock is pretty sweet for Middlesbrough fans right now, as they currently sit in 7th spot.
Like many Warnock teams of the past, Boro have become defensively solid, and it feels a long time since Jonathan Woodgate’s side were leaking goals left, right and centre last season.
Warnock is working with a relatively small squad, with 23 first-team players at his disposal and four of those being 21 or under.
Even with a small squad, a few players currently aren’t getting much playing time at all, and may be looking at a move away from the North East come the January transfer window.
We take a look at two of the men who could be searching for precious game time at other clubs in a few months time.
Browne hasn’t really received a mountain of opportunities since joining Boro in the summer of 2019.
The attacking midfielder returned to former club Oxford on loan for the second half of last season, and has been restricted to Boro’s bench in this campaign, coming onto the pitch just three times.
Being just 22, Browne still has time to fulfil his potential, but he may need another loan move away from the Riverside for regular football.
Wing was a regular under Jonathan Woodgate last season, but once Neil Warnock was appointed he lost his spot and regularly found himself as a substitute.
He made his first start of the 2020/21 season in the 0-0 draw with Brentford before the international break, and he must surely be thinking about his long-term future if his lack of game time continues.
Now 25 years of age, Wing was late to the full-time game after signing from non-league Shildon three years ago, but has more-than proven his worth during his time at Boro.
From what he has shown in the past couple of years, Wing can definitely cut it at this level, and if he continues to be parked on the bench, clubs lower down the table may be alerted to this.