Date: 19th February 2013 at 5:20pm
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A continuing lengthy injury-list at Middlesbrough could force manager Tony Mowbray into the loan transfer market.

Boro may have as many as a dozen first-teamers ruled out of action for this evening’s visit to Burnley.

Mowbray had previously insisted there were no immediate plans to add to the squad but might now be forced into a hasty rethink.

“There comes a point, if the injuries keep coming, that you have got to think about the loan system because you run out of players,” he admitted to the Northern Echo. “There’s no point in loaning players for the sake of it.

But if one from the Premier League becomes available and you really feel your team could do with it – and we can afford it – then I think we would have to seriously look at it,” he added. “I’m sure we will.”

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