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Middlesbrough tipped to chase ex-Manchester City striker, Watford star speaks out on transfer talk

Middlesbrough's hopes of making the play-offs were hit with a hammer-blow on Friday, when they slumped to a 3-1 away defeat to fellow promotion-chasers Bournemouth.

Monday, 5th April 2021, 9:18 am

Still, there's plenty of time for Boro to make up the seven point gap currently separating them from a top-six finish, with seven games left to bridge the distance.

Speaking after the Bournemouth loss, Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock discussed his plans for summer recruitment, and claimed: "Most of the players know who is going to be part of my plans.

“There might be the odd one or two who have got something to show me, but in my heart of hearts I know more or less what I want. Getting them is a different thing.“Steve (Gibson) is desperate for us to do well, he knows I have to bite my tongue and be frustrated this season.”He continued: “I'm a little bit impatient. When you're 72 you want it to happen yesterday. I can see that I might finish on a high.“I think it's an exciting time, especially if we get them rabble rousers back in the stadium. I think it's a fabulous time to be Middlesbrough manager. I'm quite excited.”Boro are back in action this afternoon, when they travel to take on high-flying Watford in the lunchtime kick-off.Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Middlesbrough and the rest of the Championship, as the build-up to the Easter Monday action continues:

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