Jonathan Woodgate provides transfer update on Darren Randolph and potential Middlesbrough incomings

Jonathan Woodgate still hopes to bring in a few more players this month as Middlesbrough look to climb the Championship table.

Tuesday, 14th January 2020, 11:21 pm
Updated Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 8:03 am
Jonathan Woodgate is hopeful Middlesbrough will make more signings this month.
Jonathan Woodgate is hopeful Middlesbrough will make more signings this month.

Boro were knocked out of the FA Cup after a 2-1 defeat at Tottenham in Tuesday’s third-round replay.

After falling 2-0 behind inside 15 Minutes, Woodgate was proud with how his side responded in the second half after George Saville pulled a goal back seven minutes from time.

It’s already been a busy month for the Teessiders after Patrick Roberts and Lukas Nmecha joined the club on loan from Manchester City.

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Goalkeeper Darren Randolph also looks set to join West Ham but there have been issues with the player’s medical.

When asked about transfers following the match, Woodgate said: “Darren, maybe the next 24 hours we’ll find out more. I don’t think it’s too far away to be honest, so let’s see.

“Ins? Hopefully a couple.”

When pushed on Randolph, Woodgate added: “He’s still having the longest medical in history.

“He’ll have another scan and we’ll know more in the next 24 hours.

“I’ll get on with it, Darren’s a top pro, absolutely top class pro and if he goes to West Ham good luck and I wish him all the best.

“If he stays here, he’ll be fantastic.”

Boro will now turn their attentions to Friday’s Championship meeting with Fulham and Woodgate says his players can take confidence from their performance against Spurs.

“I don’t like losing and if you gift Tottenham two goals like that then it’s going to be difficult,” added the Boro boss.

“But I tell you what, my players showed fight, desire, hunger… Because you go 2-0 down and you are thinking the worst.

“But my players don’t give up, they kept on going right until the end.

“The kept pressing high up the pitch. Okay at times they broke us down with some really good play but I’m proud of them.

“Like I say, I don’t like getting beat, but if you get beat going down with a fight then no problem at all because my players showed that today.”