Middlesbrough transfer news: Boro opted against re-signing loan striker, Stoke City declare interest in Premier League defender

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

While Middlesbrough’s senior team will take their first away trip of the campaign this weekend, their Under-21 side are set to kick off their new season.

The youngsters are set to travel to Birmingham to face Aston Villa U21s at Bodymoor Heath Training Ground this evening.

Youth coah Mark Tinkler has spoken of his excitement for the season ahead.

Speaking to the club, Tinkler said: “We’ve had a good pre-season and we’re all good to go.

“Some of the lads have been with the first team and that has meant more game time for others in some of our pre-season games, but the big thing is that everyone has had minutes.

“It’s been a good experience for those lads that went to Portugal with the first team to work with Chris and the players.”

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

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