Middlesbrough midfielder Adam Clayton admits no one is safe from being dropped

Adam Clayton of Middlesbrough  and Jake Livermore of West Bromwich Albion during the Sky Bet Championship between Middlesbrough and West Bromwich Albion at Riverside Stadium on August 24,...

Middlesbrough's Adam Clayton has impressed in the Championship so far this season.

Leeds United's Mateusz Klich tries to cross under pressure from Middlesbrough's Adam Clayton during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Middlesbrough at Elland Road on...

Middlesbrough midfielder Adam Clayton has been excellent in his central anchor role on Teesside this term and the 29-year-old has once again been a regular fixture in Tony Pulis' side.

The Boro brought in several central midfielders this summer, including Paddy McNair from Sunderland, George Saville from Millwall and the returning Muhamed Besic from Everton.

And in an interview with Teesside Live, Clayton admits no one is safe from being dropped with the excellent strength in depth Middlesbrough have in their squad this term.

 

When speaking about his place in Boro's side, Clayton said: "You see people come into the club who can play in your position, good players who you know can go into the team and play well and so there is always competition.

"As a player at this club you always feel that pressure that competition brings . Every player feels it. You have to live with that all the time, especially at a club like this where there is so much competition for every place. No one is safe from that."

Dwight Gayle of West Bromwich Albion is upended by Adam Clayton of Middlesbrough as he attempts to block his strike at goal  during the Sky Bet Championship between Middlesbrough and West...

Clayton was recently taken off in the Boro's first loss of the 2018/19 campaign at Carrow Road against Norwich City and Pulis will have had one eye on their next important fixture.

The Teesside team return to home soil to face Bolton Wanderers in an important game for Middlesbrough to recapture their good early-season form.

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