Middlesbrough have had a tough start to the season, with defeat against Blackpool on Saturday leaving the team languishing in the bottom half.
After a busy summer that saw Neil Warnock bring in plenty of new additions, it’s perhaps inevitable that it could take time for the players to fully understand each other.
But, it appears Warnock could be after another new recruit, as Football League World have been exclusively told that Boro have been in touch with Robbie Brady. The 29-year-old is available on a free transfer after leaving Burnley in the summer, so a deal can be sorted outside the window.
And, here we look at THREE reasons why signing Brady would make total sense for the Teesside outfit…
He can play in several positions
The versatility of the Ireland international is a major appeal to Warnock. Brady is capable of playing down the left flank, in central midfield or even on the right side.
Over the course of a tough Championship season that can be very useful and it will ensure that the experienced boss has enough depth.
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He has top level experience
Another positive is that Brady is someone who has played at the highest level.
As well as winning 57 caps for his country, he has over 100 appearances in the Premier League and has won promotion from the Championship in the past. That experience is crucial and can be pivotal as the Boro look to push for promotion despite their challenging start.
He has quality
Finally, and most importantly, Brady is still someone who has a lot to offer in the Championship.
Some may be surprised that he’s only 29, but it means he should still have a few years left in him. And, when he’s out on the pitch, it’s clear to see Brady can improve the Boro group. His left-foot is excellent and he will weigh in with goals and assists at this level.
The major issue is his fitness but if Brady doesn’t fall to another injury, he would be an asset for Warnock.