Neil Warnock will head into the first international break of the season feeling slightly frustrated by Middlesbrough’s start to the campaign.
After making a number of changes on the pitch over the course of the summer transfer window, Warnock’s side have got off to a fairly slow start this term.
Boro have yielded six points from their first five games, losing only once and winning only once as well, drawing on three occasions.
Over the next 48 hours, as Boro prepare for a two-week international break, Warnock will be keen to strengthen his squad and focus on the end of the transfer window.
Here, we take a look at transfer scenarios that we could see happen at Middlesbrough over the next 48 hours…
Andraz Sporar and further additions
Slovenian forward Sporar is said to be on his way to Boro on loan from Sporting Lisbon, in a loan move which could be confirmed soon.
The 27-year-old – who scored three goals in Liga NOS last season – is someone who Boro have been chasing for a while.
And, after bringing in Onel Hernandez on loan from Norwich, Sporar is likely to be the next to arrive after finally resolving some financial obstacles.
Warnock isn’t expected to stop there, though, with the manager looking to make two further additions before the window slams shut.
Ipswich Town are said to be keen on bringing in Morsy before the end of the window, with Paul Cook looking to reunite with his former Wigan and Chesterfield midfielder.
Morsy joined Boro from Wigan last summer, and made 31 appearances in the Championship last term, scoring one goal and adding five assists.
At the weekend, he was sent off against Blackburn Rovers in the 1-1 draw with Tony Mowbray’s side.
According to the Gazette Live, Ipswich are interested in bringing in Morsy, but Warnock will only let him leave if a replacement comes in before then.