We sat down with new Boro signing Ryan Shotton for the first time since his move from Birmingham City.
“It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve got it over the line now and I can look forward to the coming weeks,” he said.
“I’m glad to be up here and ready to go.
“I know the area’s great for the family and I couldn’t ask for a better club, really. I’m excited to get going.
“I think this is where the passion is – the fans love their football and they are knowledgeable as well. It will be exciting to see what they think of me.
“Nobody says it’s going to be easy but I think this squad is the best I’ve been part of by far.
“The Premier League is where this club deserves to be and hopefully I can help with that.”