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Another Middlesbrough first-team player’s future in doubt after Wilder’s recent comments

Middlesbrough manager Chris Wilder has said some players are not part of his plans next season, with The Northern Echo reporting Marc Bola could be one of those at risk.

Middlesbrough have signed Ryan Giles from Wolves on loan for the season and he is expected to be the first choice at left wing-back. This means Bola and Hayden Coulson would be back-up.

However, the report states that Bola’s future is in doubt and so could be sold or loaned out this summer if the right offer came along.

The same article says Coulson will be allowed to leave, and so if the academy graduate does depart, Bola could be kept as second-choice behind Giles.

The 24-year-old signed for Boro from Blackpool back in 2019 and has gone on to make 79 appearances for the Teessiders in all competitions. During that time he has scored three goals and registered two assists.

He has been the first-choice for most of his time at the club, but an injury last season kept him out for the majority of the campaign.

However, upon his return from injury he was rotated with the experienced Neil Taylor, casting doubt on Bola’s future back then.

With Wilder’s recent comments stating that “there are some players that are not part of the plans that we will be looking to move on,” and that “there are also a couple we’ve put bombs under in the first team”, The Northern Echo say one player at risk is Bola.

Another is attacking midfielder Martin Payero, whilst Coulson, Uche Ikpeazu, Grant Hall, and Chuba Akpom will be allowed to depart.

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