Boro recorded a much-needed win over Reading but they will need more if they want to return to the Premier League
Middlesbrough are interested in Birmingham City defender Ryan Shotton, who would arguably be an excellent addition to Leeds United's squad.
The controversial chairman has backed his managers regularly at Derby County, but not every signing has come off as hoped.
Birmingham have enjoyed another promising season in the Championship.
Birmingham have been fantastic in the Championship this season, and Shotton has been a key part of that.
Players from Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion, Derby County, Birmingham City and Burton Albion make up our Midlands team of the weekend.
Stoke City, Derby County and Aston Villa are all represented.
Blues manager Gary Rowett will decide on a possible formation change ahead of the derby clash against Aston Villa.
The Midlands rivals are all set for their first league meeting since 2011.
Birmingham City defender Shotton is convinced that the Blues can maintain their push for promotion for this season.
Ibrox club Glasgow Rangers defender James Tavernier is reportedly on the radar of Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion.
Leeds United have sold Paudie O'Connor to Bradford City.
Tammy Abraham, Tyrone Mings and Kortney Hause were three huge loan successes for Aston Villa last season.
Tottenham Hotspur pulled out of the race to sign Andre Gomes, and Everton have snapped him up for a bargain fee.
Aston Villa and Leeds United fans react to Garry Monk being sacked by Birmingham City.
Everton were once linked to the player Liverpool reportedly want to sign.
West Ham United are said to be keen on signing Tottenham Hotspur striker Fernando Llorente.
Premier League newcomers Aston Villa reportedly want to sign Dutch defender Terence Kongolo from relegated Huddersfield Town.
Leeds United reportedly want to bring £3.5m Fenerbahce striker Michael Frey to the Championship.
Aston Villa are said to be keen to snap up Axel Tuanzebe from Manchester United.
Which players shone and who disappointed in Birmingham City's 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday?
George Thorne and Mason Bennett also tweeted after Derby's sensational win over Wolves.
Nottingham Forest were held by 10-man Derby County this afternoon as the East Midlands rivals played out a 1-1 draw at The City Ground.