It’s been a very strong start to the campaign for Tony Pulis’ Riverside outfit. After battling back from a 2-0 deficit away at the Den to draw 2-2, they have won every following fixture and look well placed for a promotion winning season.
Since that draw in South London at the Den, Boro’ have taken maximum points from Sheffield United, Birmingham and Bristol City without conceding. This is vindication of how good a manager Tony Pulis is when it comes to organising his defences. Middlesbrough not only pose a potent attacking threat, but they have a solid back-line which is difficult to penetrate.
Boro fans will be hoping they can have another crack at the Premier League, after their 2016/17 season ended in relegation from the top-flight. This season looks like the Riverside outfit are well placed to push for promotion, but perhaps a couple more additions could really take them to the next level.
With that in mind, here are two loan signings that would seal Middlesbrough’s promotion…
The imposing Nigerian, who is at Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he started his career, would be the perfect option for Middlesbrough as a back-up option for Britt Assombalonga.
Assombalonga is an imposing striker with a lethal eye for goal, but if he were to suffer an injury, it would be a major blow for Boro, and they must plan for such an eventuality.
It will be extremity hard for the strong and physical striker to get a chance in a star-studied Wolverhampton Wanderers team this season. A loan-switch to the North-East would be mutually beneficial for both clubs.
The Chelsea centre-back Ethan Ampadu would be a great addition for Middlesbrough. The ball-playing centre-back is very unlikely to get a look in for Chelsea, outside of domestic cup competitions, but he is an extremely talented option.
Just 17-years-old, Ampadu has already made his Premier League debut for the Stamford Bridge outfit, and played first-team football for Exeter City aged just 15.
A loan-switch could help Ampadu learn from the likes of Aden Flint, and he would be a great option if their centre-backs suffered any injuries. Pulis should do everything to get this deal over the line.