Delighted that 26 year old, Scottish international and premier league all time goalscorer, Kris Boyd has joined Boro.
He is the 6th player to arrive in Teesside from north of the border, McManus who has been on loan from Celtic could make it seven.
Because of his scottish connection Boyd should have no problems settling in.
People might question his ambition and sanity, joining a run of the mill championship side.
If I’m honest I am surprised that there wasn’t bigger clubs than us in for his signature.
Of course as an ex Boro player and fan, we have to be cautious after some of the rubbish we have brought to the club over the years, Ricketts, Dong Gook Lee, Euell, Mido, Aliadierre, Alves, the list is endless.
Strikers have arrived with proven track records in the past and failed.
Lets hope Boyd turns out to be a success.
In Scotland he overtook Henrik Larsson’s record of 158 SPL goals, which was no mean feat.
Boyd has been accused of playing a one dimensional game, he also rarely troubled opponents of any substance, as witnessed by his lack of goals against Celtic, or the complete absence of goals in Europe.
For Boyd to grab the goals he craves, he needs quality service, especially from the flanks.
We have got 18 year old Andrew Halliday from Livingston on the left. He is unproven at this level.
I personally would like to see a natural right winger signed .
In the centre of midfield Nicky Bailey will create for our front two and score goals.
As a Boro fan I am genuinely excited about this season, unlike previous campaigns.
Halliday, Bailey and Boyd, scored 53 goals between them last season.