Pulis pleased January is over

02 February 2018 10:26:55 EST

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis is pleased with the business he was able to complete during a busy transfer window for the club.

Former Stoke City and West Brom boss Pulis allowed Cyrus Christie and Martin Braithwaite to leave the Riverside Stadium on deadline day while Adlene Guedioura's contract was terminated and Ashley Fletcher joined Sunderland on loan.

Boro, 8/1 to be promoted this term, spent a reported £9million to sign Braithwaite last summer but he has now agreed a loan move to Bordeaux that could become permanent at the end of this season.

Pulis signed Manchester City winger Jack Harrison and Everton midfielder Mo Besic on loan last month as well as Huddersfield Town defender Martin Cranie on a short-term deal until the end of the season.

The Boro boss said: "The window for me is crazy. I would go back to the open market, it is just a crazy situation. To have it on the final day and arrange games is just astonishing really."

After being relegated from the Premier League last season, Middlesbrough are currently eighth in the Championship table, three points adrift of a play-off place.

They have lost 10 of their 29 matches and have struggled for goals all season with their tally of 38 the second-worst in the top half of the table.

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