Boro recorded a much-needed win over Reading but they will need more if they want to return to the Premier League
West Bromwich Albion are set to use partnerships up-front for the rest of the campaign, after signing Daniel Sturridge.
If Middlesbrough beat Norwich City they could move into the play-offs and Tony Pulis can finally turn them into promotion hopefuls once more.
Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis has spoken out regarding the club's Deadline Day dealings.
Boro brought in a new winger on Tuesday - one who could inspire the club to recreate the best of Tony Pulis.
Nottingham Forest have been linked with Adam Clayton of Middlesbrough in the January transfer window.
The Bradford City striker left Middlesbrough in January 2015.
Tony Pulis is keen to re-shape Middlesbrough's squad this month.
West Ham United are said to be keen to snap up Adama Traore from Middlesbrough this month.
Middlesbrough's new boss Tony Pulis has overlooked the pair so far, which appears to have sparked Sunderland's interest.
Here are four points discussing current footballing issues. Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Middlesbrough and West Ham United feature.
Middlesbrough hope to name Tony Pulis as their new manager by the end of the week and, ideally, as early as Boxing Day, when Bolton Wanderers visit the Riverside.
Carvalhal's fate as Sheffield Wednesday manager could be decided after Saturday's visit of Middlesbrough.