NEIL WARNOCK will maintain crunch talks with Patrick Roberts over the Manchester Metropolis loanee’s Middlesbrough future.
The ahead, 23, rejoined Boro in October after he impressed in serving to them beat the drop final season.
Patrick Roberts may have talks over his Boro future subsequent monthCredit score: Getty
However he has struggled for sport time within the Championship this time period, beginning simply thrice with an additional 4 appearances off the bench.
Warnock admits the ex-Celtic starlet is annoyed along with his lack of motion.
The Boro boss is determined so as to add to his squad as soon as the switch window re-opens, concentrating on no less than two new forwards.
That might push Roberts, who Warnock has admitted he has doubts over his defensive duties, additional down the pecking order.
However the 72-year-old insists he won’t be pushed into sending the previous Fulham ace again to City so he can head out elsewhere.
Warnock stated: “I’ve bought to have a chat (with Roberts). There’s two or three lads which have not likely had a chance, and everyone desires to play.
“All of them wish to be concerned, and I’ve to handle that as I see match.
“I’ve bought to talk to the gamers and see how they really feel, however firstly, I’ve discovered my lesson through the years, I’ve bought to take care of the membership.”
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He added: “I can’t be swayed simply because an agent rings me up or a dad of one of many gamers says, ‘He’s bought to depart or exit on mortgage’ – I can’t be engaged on that.
“I’ve bought to take care of the membership first at this second in time as a result of it’s a troublesome interval.”
Roberts lower a annoyed determine on Saturday when he was handed simply three minutes as a late substitute within the 3-0 win over Millwall.
And he’s anticipated to be named on the bench tonight when Luton go to The Riverside Stadium.