Neil Warnock has revealed that he hopes to sign a defender as part of his recruitment drive this month, according to the Northern Echo.
Middlesbrough have endured a frustrating January transfer window so far with just one signing to their name in the shape of goalkeeper Jordan Archer.
As it stands the Teessiders are firmly in the chasing pack for a spot in the play-offs and it seems that with a couple of shrewd additions they could be right in the mix to secure promotion at the end of the season.
Speaking to the press Warnock was open about the club’s transfer ambitions, saying that they simply must add to the squad as they need cover in some key areas.
As quoted by the Northern Echo, Warnock said: “This can’t be the squad for the rest of the season.
“We’ve got to get players in. I’ll be bringing players in. It’s just working out how I’m going to get them in and what it’s going to take to do that.
“It’s probably going to be a case of going back on a few things, although one or two more names have cropped up in the last 12 hours. I think towards the end of the window, there’ll be quite a few players who are out of contract in the summer where clubs will take offers because they don’t want to lose them for nothing.
“We’ll be looking at that, and there will be one or two players that become available. It’s just a case of getting value for money. But we are short in certain areas, and if we are going to make a push for it from February onwards, we’ve got to have a little bit more cover for when the likes of Dijksteel, Dael and Tav are missing. We have to bring in at least a couple – ideally two or three.”
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Neil Warnock is clearly desperate for new signings.
Middlesbrough have a particularly thin squad at present and so it’s no surprise that the manager is looking to add at least a couple of news players into the mix.
Whether that’ll happen remains to be seen but it’s set to be an exciting end to the transfer window for the Teessiders.