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Downing’s long-term replacement, Pulis pleased: Potential consequences of Boro’s swoop

Downing’s long-term replacement, Pulis pleased: Potential consequences of Boro’s swoop

Middlesbrough are still on course to challenge for a return to the top flight this season, as they remain in touching distance of the Championship summit.

Tony Pulis will be delighted of what he’s seen of Boro so far this season, as they remain the team who have conceded the least amount of goals as well as having a potent attack at times.

If all things continue to go well, there is no reason as to why Middlesbrough can’t dream of a Premier League return this season and that would be immense for the club.

To do so, they still require some more talented players to provide an attacking edge to Pulis’s side and reports are suggesting they’ve found that man.

TEAMtalk are reporting that Middlesbrough are one of many interested in Portsmouth’s Ronan Curtis.

Since joining Fratton Park in the summer, leaving Derry City, Curtis has acclimatised well to life in England and settled in with six goals and five assists in 12 League One appearances so far this season.

What¬†could such an in-form signing mean for Middlesbrough…

Stewart Downing’s long-term replacement

The 34-year-old has continued to be a great servant for Middlesbrough this season but Ronan Curtis is 22 and the future after Downing leaves the Riverside Stadium.

It’s a like-for-like swap and the creativity, pace and goals will only improve should Ronan Curtis join the club.

Pulis delighted

Already, Middlesbrough have a great chance at getting back into the Premier League but with the welcome addition of such an in-form player, Boro could be even better going forward.

Tony Pulis hasn’t had the easiest of journeys as Boro boss but now with the help of some talented signings, Middlesbrough could be well on their way.

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