Boro boss wants free transfer signings following another injury blow

Boro boss wants free transfer signings following another injury blow

Neil Warnock admits he has identified a couple of free-agent strikers he believes could do a job for him at Middlesbrough, but he awaits the green light from the club to attempt to sign one.

The Boro boss would like to add another striker to his squad after Ashley Fletcher suffered a hamstring injury, that will keep him out until February, and an injury to Britt Assombalonga who is doubt for Saturday's trip to Cardiff City.

It leaves Warnock with just one senior centre-forward for the game at the Cardiff City Stadium, and with a busy three-month period before the winter transfer window opens again in January Warnock is keen to land a free agent forward.

Clubs are allowed to sign and register free agents outside of the transfer window, but Warnock is still waiting for confirmation from Steve Gibson before making a move, with the Middlesbrough hierarchy conscious of the financials at a time when no fans means a huge loss in revenue.

Asked for an update on free agents, Warnock said "I don’t know yet."

"I'm asking one or two things behind the scenes and finding out what we can and can't do really."

"At the moment I'm just getting on with what we've got."

"There's one or two players that we've seen that could come in and help the squad."

"But it's just finding out first of all what we can and can't do."

We'll keep an eye on any transfer rumours over a busy period of upcoming fixtures.

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