Middlesbrough have signed former Queens Park Rangers captain Grant Hall on a free transfer after his contract expired at the season’s end.
The 28-year-old had been a constant in the QPR side last season and joined the club five seasons ago, racking up over 120 appearances for the West London club.
Hall joins Middlesbrough on a three-year deal and he’ll be looking to tighten up what was a leaky defence in the Championship last season.
The centre-back is Neil Warnock’s first Boro signing, and with the season fast approaching it could well be the first of many for Middlesbrough over the upcoming month.
Hall will add much-needed competition to Boro’s defensive positions with players such as Dael Fry knowing that any slip-up or poor run of form and he’ll be replaced by another experienced Championship defender.
Can you get 100% in this Middlesbrough quiz? Have a go now!
Hall is a good signing for Boro and it adds some competition for places and some more experience to a side that Warnock will be trying to mould into a top-half Championship team ahead of the new campaign.
Hall has to now show his leadership abilities and prepare for a new beginning, with Warnock being the perfect manager to get the best out of his defensive capabilities that have lacked at times with QPR.
Middlesbrough will hope that this is the first of many transfers in this coming month, with change needed after such a terrible Championship campaign for the club which saw Jonathan Woodgate sacked.