Boro boss Tony Mowbray will resist loan moves

MIDDLESBROUGH manager Tony Mowbray will keep faith with his current crop of players and put his recruitment drive on hold for the time being.

The former Celtic boss is ready to utilise the players on the fringe of his first-team squad over the coming week as opposed to dipping into the loan market.

However, injuries to key players could force a rethink of Mowbray’s stance.

Asked about the current transfer policy, he said: “We are going to have to be reactive rather than proactive on that.

“I’m comfortable in my own mind of keeping the squad tight and together.

“There are some real good individuals in there that at the moment can’t even get stripped because the squad is fit apart from Steele, Franks and Hines.

“I am having to disappoint some pretty good footballers at the moment.

“I don’t want to compound that so that another talented young boy has to come off the bench to make room for somebody else.”

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