Couple nice interviews over the last few days in the Gazette with Fry & Coulson.
Dael Fry on his Middlesbrough 'bad patch' & his desire to 'step up and take responsibility'
Hayden Coulson on his Middlesbrough breakthrough, contract delight & importance of staying grounded
Just in case anyone hasn't seen them yet! Both pretty interesting reads.
Obviously every player has their price but I really struggle to put one on Fry because selling him doesn't outright benefit us. Losing Britt, Randolph, Gestede, Shotton and any other big wage player and you're moving us more to an acceptable wage structure at least so it's easier to value that. Selling Fry has to be good enough to both replace him adequately and allow us to take a few more expensive gambles without severely increasing the wage bill at the same time. I feel whatever we sell Fry for, it has to be enough so that we can genuinely increase the all-round quality of the squad in his absence.
reece oxford potential lack of motivation is a good one. i think surrounded by lads his age all busting a gut will be a better place for him to find his motivation again. he'll need to start enjoying himself. no better place than with a squad of you lads. i bet it must be good craic atm.