Boro head into the first international break after a disjointed and lacklustre performance at home to Preston. It’s clear that there is still some work to be done but by the time we reach Bolton on September 9, the transfer window will have closed and we will know our final squad-list for the first half of the season.
First and foremost, I'll be highly surprised if 2H2N! features a more alliterative title than that all season! On to business at hand though in another rollercoaster week for Boro fans as we falter at Forest but resoundingly beat Scunthorpe in the Carabao Cup.
Pre-season was fraught with many questions about who'd be staying and who'd be going, but one key dilemma was yet to be sorted...would Gaston roll up his sleeves and repent, or slink away for a European adventure.