Despite a busy summer of spending, Middlesbrough have struggled to make the impact many expected them to in the Sky Bet Championship, with the Teessiders outside the top-six after 11 fixtures.
Garry Monk’s talented squad have picked up 16 points from a possible 33, leaving them 11th in the table, four points behind sixth placed, Preston North End.
Most followers of the Championship are waiting for Monk’s side to really grab hold of the race for promotion and push on with the leading pack, however, they have not yet shown the quality required to do so.
Despite a mammoth amount of money spent in the previous transfer window, Monk’s squad still looks short in a few key areas, which we are expecting to be addressed over the January transfer window by those at the Riverside Stadium.
Here is a look at TWO players we believe Monk should look to bring to the Riverside in January…