Onel Hernandez playing for Norwich.

Middlesbrough's strongest starting XI and bench following Onel Hernendez, James Lea Siliki and Andraz Sporar signings

Middlesbrough made 12 new signings over the summer – bolstering the options for manager Neil Warnock as he looks to challenge for promotion from the Championship.

Wednesday, 1st September 2021, 4:39 pm

Boro managed to cap off a productive summer on deadline day as striker Andraz Sporar and midfielder James Lea Siliki joined the Teessiders from Sporting Lisbon and Stade Rennais respectively.

They followed Joe Lumley, Sammy Ameobi, Uche Ikpeazu, Martin Payero, Matt Crooks, Sol Bamba, Lee Peltier, Luke Daniels, Toyosi Olusanya and Onel Hernandez to the Riverside.

In the aforementioned signings there is a real mix of players with Championship experience and arrivals from abroad.

At this stage it’s hard to judge how the players from overseas will fare this season, making it difficult to predict Boro's strongest side.

Of course fans will have different opinions and the team will change throughout the campaign as injuries occur and the team changes system.

Following the end of the window, here’s how Boro’s squad is shaping up.

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