Boro preparing late move for West Ham United's Sam Byram

Boro could be preparing a late move for West Ham United's defender Sam Byram.

Boro preparing late move for West Ham United's Sam Byram

The 24-year-old right back made five Premier League appearances for the West Ham and is understood to be surplus to requirements.

Tony Pulis has identified the right back position an area he needs to strengthen, with Byram a number of targets rumoured to be linked with a move.

Nottingham Forest have also expressed their interest in the former Leeds United defender, who signed on a four-and-a-half year contract in January 2016.

Speaking about the right-back, Nottingham Forest manager and former Boro boss Aitor Karanka said "he is one on the list. He is a West Ham player and we are not in a hurry. We have another few days to try to buy someone and another two or three weeks to try and bring someone in on loan."

Boro hold talks with players following confrontation at Newport

Boro hold talks with players following confrontation at Newport

Multiple claims of the players confronting fans at the Newport game emerged on social media which forced Boro to take action.

"They get paid good money to play a game of football" - Tony Pulis

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis pulled no punches in the aftermath of seeing his team dumped out of the FA Cup by League Two side Newport.

Confused right now: Will the real Middlesbrough Football Club please stand up?

Confused right now: Will the real Middlesbrough Football Club please stand up?

I can honestly say I’ve never been so confused about how I feel right now.

George Saville bullish after Middlesbrough win at West Brom

George Saville bullish after Middlesbrough win at West Brom

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis also expressed his appreciation for the striker Britt Assombalonga who played a crucial role in the comeback.