Striker in talks over new contract...
Brian McDermott has confirmed that the club are in talks with striker Ross McCormack about a new contract.
The boss was responding to questions following more speculation surrounding Middlesbrough’s interest in the player, coupled with McCormack’s comments indicating his interest in signing a new deal with the club.
“We’re talking to Ross,” said the boss. “Ross knows exactly how I feel and I know how Ross feels.
“Middlesbrough are entitled to do whatever they like as far as their club is concerned – they have made bids and we keep rejecting them.
“Ross doesn’t want to leave the football club, we’re all on the same page, and we’re talking with him.”
The boss was also dismissed media speculation surrounding a potential swap deal involving Lee Peltier and Matt Mills by responding: "That's the first I've heard about that."