If selling Fry for the £15m price mentioned meant being able to sign Roberts and Gibson on permanent deals with change to spare, that would sound very appealing to me.
Although I can’t see Fry wanting to go at all personally
This day on the 19th January 1985
Boro drew 0-0 at home to Portsmouth in front of 4,622 fans & the introduction of Boro's 3rd loaned player, our 1st outfield loaned player, No543 registered Boro player & the 5th player to wear the No2 that season up to his debut
John Kay, on loan from Wimbledon, made his 2nd appearence for the mighty Boro, his home debut & the same result of his debut the previous week in a 0-0 draw at Wolves
John Kay went on to make 8 appearences for the Boro, drawing 4 & losing 4
Willie Maddrens team