Ex-Middlesbrough striker SACKED in Scotland as Championship rivals could be set for £30m transfer boost

Britt Assombalonga and Ashley Fletcher are both set to leave Middlesbrough at the end of the season – but what other gossip is there doing the rounds?

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 5:00 pm

Boro boss Neil Warnock confirmed the news after his side’s 2-1 win over Rotherham, revealing the pair won’t train with the club for the final few weeks of the campaign.

Both strikers will be out of contract this summer, after costing the Teessiders over £20million in transfer fees during the 2017 transfer window.

Here, though, we take you through some of the events and reports you may have missed today:

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Neil Warnock, manager of Middlesbrough, looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Middlesbrough.
Neil Warnock, manager of Middlesbrough, looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Middlesbrough.

Former Middlesbrough striker Lee Miller been sacked by Scottish League One side Falkirk.

Former Middlesbrough striker Lee Miller has been sacked by Scottish League One side Falkirk.

Miller made 11 appearances in the league for Boro between 2010 and 2011 before moving on to Carlisle United.

The 37-year-old has been co-manager of the Scottish club since December 2019 alongside retired defender David McCracken.

Miller has continued to play as well as manage, making six substitute appearances this season.

However, it has now been confirmed that the former Bristol City and Middlesbrough man has left the Scottish club.

Falkirk FC Chairman Gary Deans said: “It’s never easy having to ask people to leave the football club and this is no different.

“Both Lee and David, as well as Derek Jackson, have been good servants to this Club but we all must acknowledge that things have not worked out as envisaged. Recent performances and results have not been good enough and change is required.

"We thank all three for their contribution to Falkirk FC over a number of years and wish them well for the future.”

Middlesbrough’s Championship rivals could be set for £30m transfer boost

Norwich City have reportedly told Max Aarons he can leave the club

The news comes following recent transfer rumours linking him with Arsenal and Norwich sealing promotion to the Premier League.

It is said that Norwich are resigned to losing the youngster due to interest elsewhere, according to BT Sport.

The report links the player with a move to West Ham and adds that Aarons is likely to cost around £30million.

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