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It would definitely seem that the Boro's sights or horizons as regards spending money shall we say have definitely leveled out.
To bring in players of the quality they're looking towards now seems senseless--why not play the clubs own young players. Because the signings to me are definitely not the answer for staying in the premier.
I get the feeling that Steve Gibson now has allowed the Gareth Southgate situation to overrun it's distance.
may be but I think he needs better support and guidance and this is defo and example where the european style system comes into focus...get someone in with experiecne who gives 'advice' on signings and tactics only but does not control...not a dennis wise type...
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Boro have signed Wigan Athletic striker Marlon King on loan until the end of the season.
The 28-year-old, who has spent the first half of the campaign on loan at Hull, is cup-tied and can not play in Saturdays game at Wolves.
However he should make his debut in the Premier League test at Chelsea next Wednesday.
Boro also hope to push through 23-year-old midfielder Ben Watsons s2m switch from Crystal Palace by the end of the day.
Gareth Southgate said: We have an agreement with Wigan and with Marlon that he will join us over the weekend on a six-month loan deal until the end of the season.
Ben has been here today as well. He has been having a medical and a look around.
We have agreed a fee with Crystal Palace and we are hopeful that we can tie this deal up, too, by the end of the day.
Southgate is aware there is interest from elsewhere in Watson, but is hopeful his clubs move has been decisive.
Meanwhile, Southgate also confirmed Wigan have been given permission to talk to Boro striker Mido, but insisted this is separate to the King deal.