The January transfer window is just around the corner and for Middlesbrough they have big plans.
The Teessiders have an enjoyed an excellent start to the season which has seen them exceed all expectations by placing themselves firmly in the mix for a play-off finish.
Given their struggles near the bottom end of the table last term, few can argue with the progress that has been made.
But Middlesbrough will be looking to kick on further.
The January window sees an opportunity to strengthen the squad and ensure that the team are equipped to last the pace in the hunt for the play-offs.
Warnock had previously suggested that the club would look to add multiple new players, but quoted by Joe Nicholson of the Hartlepool Mail, Warnock has now suggested that he might only need one or two.
Warnock says he thought he needed three or four players in January but now believes he will only need one or two. #Boro
— Joe Nicholson (@joe_nicholson96) December 28, 2020
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It’s certainly going to be an interesting January transfer window.
Middlesbrough are entering the market in a much stronger position than many would have expected then to, and that’s something that can only be a good thing.
The pressure is off in terms of bringing in new players, and that means that the prospect of panic purchases is unlikely.
One or two players is probably the ideal amount of new players that can be added, with two players likely to supplement the squad rather than contribute to wholesale changes.
Whether they’ll be able to sign players who are capable of pushing them to the next level remains to be seen, but that won’t be for the want of trying.