Neil Warnock believes that it’s unlikely that Middlesbrough will sign a new striker this month, according to Teesside Live.
The Teessiders have made a solid start to the Championship season and find themselves firmly in contention for a top six finish as the campaign reaches the halfway point.
Middlesbrough are just off the pace for a play-off spot at present which means that they may look to the transfer market in order to add that extra bit of quality that they’ll be hoping can get them over the line come the end of the season.
One position that has been tipped as a potential area to improve is in attack, but with Ashley Fletcher on the road back to fitness, Warnock believes that it’s unlikely that the club will sign another attacker in the next two weeks.
As quoted by Teesside Live, Warnock said: “He needs a couple of weeks training because he hasn’t really joined in with us properly yet. He’s played in a couple of little games as a floater, but it will be nice to see him getting a bit more football in the next two weeks.
“I don’t think we can rush it now when we’ve waited all this time. It’s unlikely we’re going to get another striker, so we really need him and make sure he’s right.
“I think we can all hope for this and that (in the window), but I can’t see much activity anywhere at the moment, if I’m honest. We’ve just got to get on with it.”
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It’s not much of a surprise to hear Neil Warnock say that signing a striker is unlikely this month.
With Britt Assombalonga and Chuba Akpom currently vying for one spot in attack, the need to add another player to the mix isn’t there.
Also with Ashley Fletcher returning to fitness in the coming weeks I think that the club will be focused on trying to add more creativity out of midfield as they look to add more goals to their game.