Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock.
Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock.

The interesting early promotion odds for West Brom, Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forest, Stoke City and their Championship rivals

Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock is targeting promotion this season – but expected his side to be middle of the table in terms of the bookmakers odds.

Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 5:24 pm

The Boro boss has admitted he thinks he needs to sign ‘eight or nine’ new players this summer to mount a serious promotion challenge.

Warnock’s priority is to bolster his attacking options, with the Teessiders looking to bring in three new strikers ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.

Finances will play a part in Boro’s recruitment as clubs continue to recover from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Relegated clubs Sheffield United, West Brom and Fulham will benefit from parachute payments, yet Warnock still believes his side can be contenders with the right signings.

Teams such as Swansea, Bournemouth and Barnsley will also be hoping to be in the mix after missing out in the play-offs.

We’ve taken a closer look at the early promotion odds from bookmakers SkyBet.

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