Mowbray waiting on bid news

Tony Mowbray admits to having tabled bids for top targets and is hoping to welcome fresh faces into his Middlesbrough ranks in the not too distant future.

Last Updated: 05/08/13 at 21:51 Post Comment

Tony Mowbray: Looking to increase competition for places

Tony Mowbray: Looking to increase competition for places

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Boro have made three signings this summer, but accept that further additions are required if they are to remain competitive in the Championship.

Mowbray feels he is still lacking strength in depth and would like to bolster his striking options if possible before the transfer window slams shut.

He said in the Gazette: "My job is to try and identify footballers who can try to help the team. It's not my job to try to negotiate transfers so I don't know where that's at.

"I would hope we will have two or three players in in the next week or two which will freshen the team up to the point where it will create more competition."

Mowbray added: "We've been trying for a few weeks now and it's not easy when you haven't got a centre-forward on the bench who thinks he should be playing and is ready to rip his tracksuit off and come on and show you that he should have been starting.

"But hopefully we'll rectify that and create some competition in the next few weeks.

"We will try to strengthen in a few areas of the pitch before the window shuts. We've got two or three bids in for different players and we wait for those clubs to make decisions on their futures."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

still can't see the Phil Jones thing that some people go on about. Whenever I watch him play it's a repeat of headless chicken meets a gurning Bambi on ice for 90 minutes.

diabolicaldiaby
F365's Top Ten Defenders Of The Season

P

robably the first list I've come across in a long time where I agree with a large majority of what was written. Can't agree with everything though, Zaba has had an awful season by his standards, I'd put Monreal (a player who I've never rated) up there, gotta give credit where it's due, he's really stepped up his game.

scroteymcbooger
F365's Top Ten Defenders Of The Season

S

ome top analysis here..... UNITED WOULD BE TOP IF IT WEREN'T FOR ALL THEM GAMES THEY LOST

benvo81
United Progress Stifled By Bottom-Half Record

Footer 365

Barcelona 3-0 Bayern Munich: Lionel Messi double puts Barca in control

Two goals from Lionel Messi helped Barcelona beat Bayern Munich 3-0 in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final.

Graham Taylor rejects claims he was asked to cap number of black players in England side

Graham Taylor has denied claims that the Football Association tried to cap the number of black players when he was in charge of the England team.

Spanish football could be shut down from May 16 over TV rights argument

La Liga faces being shut down from May 16 over an argument between Spain's football federation and the Government.

Mail Box

Coutinho Better Than Cazorla And Cesc...

Philippe Coutinho has outperformed Santi Cazorla AND Cesc Fabregas, while Arsenal need no new signings. We also have mails on Olivier Giroud and shopping lists...

Giroud Is More Than Good Enough...

Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott are integral to Arsenal's title hopes next season. There's also more on handballs, Juventus, and Ronaldo holding Bale back...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company