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Chris Wilder preparing for potential Middlesbrough boardroom tension

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Chris Wilder believes that there will be differences of opinion and a strain on relationships at times at Middlesbrough.

However, the experienced manager is keen to work through his and the other recruitment staff’s differences to ensure they improve Boro in the January transfer window.

Wilder explained how he will settle his differences with the club hierarchy when he spoke to TeessideLive.

He said: “Every aspect of this football club, I want to raise the bar with. That’s what I’ve always tried to do. There’ll be fall-outs, and there’ll be disagreements, I understand that. Through myself, Neil Bausor, Kieran (Scott) and the owner, we’re all after the same result.

“We’ll all have different ways of going about it, and different opinions. I’ll respect theirs, and I’m sure they’ll respect mine, because it’s an honest one, and it’s to make the club better.”

There were clearly a lot of stumbling blocks in the relationship between Head of Football Kieran Scott and the previous manager Neil Warnock that made the summer transfer window a little bit more difficult. It appears that the board will be making finances available in January but how much of a say Wilder will get on how they are utilised remains to be seen.

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A breakdown in relations between a manager and the club’s hierarchy can filter through to the players very quickly and in that it is essential for Wilder and Scott to get off to a good start. Scott is indispensable, Wilder is not and therefore the former has the power in this dynamic towards recruiting players in the near future.

Anything but a win would be classed as a disappointing result when Boro take on Preston North End on Tuesday evening. There is pressure on Wilder considering how poor Sheffield United were in the Premier League last season, to which was his only real high profile job to date.

The January transfer window is difficult enough to negotiate without internal disagreements, Scott and Wilder need to see eye-to-eye as soon as possible.


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