Warnock raves after landing full-back from Championship rivals Preston

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Darnell Fisher has completed a permanent move from Preston to Sky Bet Championship rivals Middlesbrough after signing a two-and-a-half-year deal.

The 26-year-old full-back has joined the Teessiders for an undisclosed fee.

He has almost 200 career appearances to his name after spells at Celtic, St Johnstone and Rotherham.

Fisher has been at Preston since July 2017 and has played more than 100 games, 16 of them this season.

Boro boss Neil Warnock told the club’s official website: “We’re delighted to have him.

“I spoke to Paul Warne at Rotherham who worked with him. He said he’s a smashing lad who’ll fit in really with us.

“He’s an athletic type who’s desperate to come and do well with us. He’s had three-and-a-half years at Preston at this level. He knows what it’s all about and I think he will do well.”

Bolasie signs up

Middlesbrough have brought in Everton winger Yannick Bolasie on loan as they bid to get their promotion push back on track.

Bolasie, 31, has joined until the end of the season in a move which reunites him with manager Warnock.

The DR Congo international enjoyed his best spell in English football at Crystal Palace, clocking up almost 150 appearances between 2012 and 2016 – including four months playing for Warnock in 2014.

“I’ve known Yannick for many years,” Warnock said. “I asked him if he could help us out until the end of the season and get some fitness in at the same time.

“We can’t expect wonders but he’s a good lad and he can play different positions for me. He’ll be good in the dressing room and it’s a big boost for us.” Read more…