Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis believes the number of players with international caps in the Championship is hindering clubs.
Clubs have had to endure losing large sections of their squads to recent international breaks, and whilst it seems to be a break, Pulis has bemoaned the number of players lost during the period.
Middlesbrough had to deal with losing a number of key players during the two weeks, and Pulis does not think it is helpful for his side.
“We’ve got 11 players away and they play two games in those weeks all over Europe. You look at it and think this will be a good break, but we’ve got players playing across Europe so it’s probably not the ideal break for us.’’ Pulis told his Friday press conference.
“There’s more players across the Championship playing in internationals and it’s not just us, it’s most clubs in the Championship who have players away.”
Pulis’ men are currently fourth in the table and will be looking for a win to keep up their momentum.
Wigan visit the Riverside tomorrow for a 3pm kick off.