New Middlesbrough manager Jonathan Woodgate is understood to be keen to add another striker to his side’s ranks this summer according to reports by Teesside Live.

Boro finished one place and one point outside of the Sky Bet Championship’s play-off places this season while their goal return of just 49 was lower than relegated side Rotherham United.

Defensively, the Teessiders boasted the joint-best record in the division, leaving the areas for improvement this summer pretty clear.

It has been reported that new Boro boss Woodgate is targeting a new forward as the pinnacle to his summer spending as the club look to conjure up an attack worthy of a side chasing automatic promotion back to the English Premier League.

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Current forwards Martin Braithwaite and Rudy Gestede could leave The Riverside Stadium this summer  while a number of clubs continue to consider moves for star striker Britt Assombalonga, meaning that there could be plenty of room for a new goal hero on Teesside.

Middlesbrough were last promoted to the English Premier League in 2015/2016 when they were runners-up to Burnley in the Sky Bet Championship. On that occasion, Boro netted 63 league goals while their goal difference was +32, a total of 24 goals better than what they achieved under former boss Tony Pulis this season.

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