Place within reach
Winger Adam Reach will be handed an early chance to impress for Middlesbrough this season.
It follows League One side Bradford City recently enquiring about the possibility of a long-term loan for the 21-year-old forward.
Reach has already impressed Boro head coach Aitor Karanka through both his attitude and ability - and is likely to be rewarded with a real opportunity to claim a first-team place during pre-season.
Karanka has therefore advised his Bantams counterpart, Phil Parkinson, his target will be given an early chance on Teesside before any temporary move may be sanctioned.