Neil Warnock was enthusiastic ahead of Middlesbrough’s trip to Coventry City on Saturday, particularly due to the attacking additions the club were able to make towards the end of the transfer window.
The 72-year-old spoke to the club’s website this morning.
He said: “We’ve got a lot more options going forward.
“We let a few go as well, but the last home match, I felt we didn’t have any options off bench to change things and win the game, whereas now, I think we’ve got a few option to change formations, strikers, wide players, which is good for me.”
Andraz Sporar and Onel Hernandez bolstered the Boro attacking contingent in the final knockings of the window with the latter bringing experience of two promotions from the Championship to the Riverside.
One win, three draws and one loss from their opening five represents a side that are yet to really catch fire this season. Uche Ikpeazu and Matt Crooks joining from last seasons relegated clubs Wycombe Wanderers and Rotherham United looked extremely shrewd additions, but also ones that should benefit from greater competition for places, such that is now present.
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Coventry have won three from five and sit just one place outside the play-offs and it will be interesting to see how Boro combat Callum O’Hare’s trickery on Saturday.
A lot of clubs in the Football League left it late in the transfer window to bolster the depth of their squad, however many also like Neil Warnock are content with the business they achieved despite the last minute stress.
It will be very interesting to see how Andraz Sporar adapts to the Championship, the 27-year-old has scored 12 and assisted five in 45 appearances in the Portuguese top-flight and arrives to provide cover for Ikpeazu leading the line. Boro threatened to get involved with the top six race last season and Warnock will be determined to get every last drop out of his squad once again.