Middlesbrough are quickly becoming one of the favourites for promotion, such has been their impressive form of late.
The Riverside Stadium is a positive place to be right now as they know Tony Pulis has got a strong team to launch a promotion bid.
Having failed to properly maintain a place in the top flight every time they have managed to gain promotion, Boro would like to think that right now, their squad is best prepared and ready to face the uphill battle ahead.
Knowing how hard it is to escape the Championship, they will need as big a squad as they can get, with every player sure to play a significant role.
Adding to their defence could be a brilliant decision, with Everton’s Mason Holgate potentially a terrific option for Middlesbrough.
Holgate, who is valued at £6.3 million on Transfermarkt, is a player frustrated by the limited chances he has had this season.
After making just five appearances in the Premier League this season, the 22-year-old may fancy his chances elsewhere, showing then to Marco Silva what a talented player he actually is.
With the ability to play as a centre-back and a right-back, Holgate could add some much needed back-up quality to Middlesbrough.
As Ryan Shotton is their only out-and-out right-back, Boro could definitely benefit from having a youngster of Mason Holgate’s quality in their squad.
The Championship is a long, gruelling season, that requires every team to have a strong squad with every player sure to have an impact at some point in the season.
Holgate is a player that should be playing and there is no doubt that he would do a good job at Middlesbrough.
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