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Here is the latest from today’s Championship transfer news.

Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder has admitted his expects the fight for promotion will be much tougher this season.

The Northern club narrowly missed out on the play-offs earlier this year and will be hoping to finally return to the Premier League for the first time in six years.

Wilder said: “If we want to be pushing towards the top of the division, which I’ve always said we should be, we know we need to add competition. I think it will be a tougher division next season.

“We talk a lot about the clubs coming down and the advantages they have and then there are a couple of strong teams who just missed out last year that will be hoping to be there or thereabouts again.

“There is always one or two teams that come from sort of left field to challenge as well. But we want to be really competitive. There are no guarantees, but we set our goals high for the season ahead.”

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