Big-money recruit Kike was on the scoresheet as Middlesbrough kicked off their Sky Bet Championship with a 2-0 victory over Birmingham
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Hartlepool have bolstered their squad with the loan signings of Jack Barmby and Luke Williams.
Midfielder Barmby, who is the offspring of the former England forward Nick, arrives from Manchester United, whereas Williams has made the shorter move from Middlesbrough.
Former Middlesbrough, West Ham and Ajax striker Mido has been named as the new manager of Zamalek in his homeland of Egypt.
The 30-year-old ex-Spurs man has replaced Helmi Toulan at the club where he started his career.
Championship side Middlesbrough have brought in Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given on loan for one month.
The Irishman has been signed to cover the loss of first Jason Steele who misses the next three matches due to suspension.
Karanka. My concern (bit like Strachan) he brings in loads of young Spanish players & it doesn't work then what? If it does he'll be off.
@itvfootball Delighted, shows some genuine ambition.
@itvfootball yeh, i am happy enough. Beats having Megson/Pulis/Pearce
@itvfootball can't be any worse than Mowbray
Former Athletic Bilbao defender Aitor Karanka is set to be appointed as the new Middlesbrough manager, according to reports.
Karanka previously worked as Jose Mourinho's assistant at Real Madrid, but this will be his first time in charge of a club.