Middlesbrough have to fight it out with fellow Championship side Aston Villa if they are to bring Brentford striker Neal Maupay to The Riverside in the summer.
Boro were cruising in the game until a 2nd half red card to defender Daniel Ayala tilted the match in favour of Preston North End.
Despite taking a 6th-minute lead courtesy an Ashley Fletcher strike, two late goals from Brentford means Boro are now 12 points adrift of the top two teams in the Championship.
Multiple claims of the players confronting fans at the Newport game emerged on social media which forced Boro to take action.
Well, that was difficult to take. Wait, no, scratch that – it was bloody painful.
Middlesbrough FC manager Tony Pulis blasted the officials for “getting it wrong” for dismissing midfielder Mo Besic as Boro drew 1-1 at home to Blackburn on Saturday.
A relatively new Middlesbrough player getting stick from his own fans – hardly breaking news is it?
The Middlesbrough manager has claimed that while he will be looking to add more names to his squad, he won’t be spending money just for the sake of it.