'A right coup!': Middlesbrough fans react to successful transfer window after Neeskens Kebano and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing arrivals on deadline day

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Middlesbrough’s January transfer window went right down to the wire – yet fans were left encouraged after a successful deadline day for the Teessiders.

The arrivals of free agent Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Neeskens Kebano on loan from Fulham will bolster Boro’s attacking options for the second half of the campaign.

They will join Yannick Bolasie, Darnell Fisher and goalkeeper Jordan Archer as Neil Warnock added five new players to his squad during the window.

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In terms of outgoings, Boro allowed Patrick Roberts to end his season-long loan spell at the club, meaning the Manchester City man could join Derby until the end of the season.

Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock.Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock.
Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock.

Lewis Wing and Nathan Wood were also sent out on loan as they joined Rotherham and Crewe respectively until the end of the season.

Here’s how some fans reacted on social media:

@Paulgarbs: Excellent window for the Boro, you would have to think that Warnock has had some major influence along the way...!!

@Greggborofan: We needed width, needed it for the past 2 seasons, can’t deny Warnock has gone and got it with those signings, Very happy with the window. UTB

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@JoeSidgwick: Probably the best transfer window I’ve seen for @Boro in years. Bagging @YannickBolasie Mendez-Laing and now @Neeskens_Kebano, honestly think if we can get on a run and move up into the playoffs we could sneak up this year! Welcome to the boro lads

@We_are_Boro: Good transfer window for Boro, only area I’d still be a bit worried about would be cover at CB. Gibson has had his critics, deservedly so in some areas, but you have to give him credit for backing NW at a time when finances are so tight.

@Boro_Brick_Road: Under the current financial restrictions, you really can’t argue that #Boro have backed Warnock all they can! Some much needed pace and directness added to the squad too

@Jamie_Mcgowan: That window surely guarantees the Boro Play Offs? Kebano signing is a right coup!

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@4TheLoveOfBoro: Stronger than what we started the month with so got to be happy. #playoffpush

@MartinMcC86: Great... more width, more attack, and a little bit of cover at the back... plus some of the young lads out for valuable loan time

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