MIDDLESBROUGH’S transfer overhaul cranked into gear with three new arrivals last week, but Chris Wilder admits he is still looking to make key additions at either end of the field.

Boro confirmed the addition of Darragh Lenihan on a four-year deal on Friday, with the centre-half following in the footsteps of goalkeeper Liam Roberts, who joined as a free agent after turning down the offer of a new deal at Northampton Town, and Ryan Giles, who signed on a season-long loan from Wolves.

By the end of the summer, Wilder is hoping to have made up to ten new signings, with his key priorities currently focused on the goalkeeping and attacking departments.

While Roberts has arrived as Boro’s new number two, the club are still searching for a number one shot-stopper, with Newcastle United’s Karl Darlow, Leicester City’s Daniel Iversen and Manchester United’s Tom Heaton currently at the forefront of their thoughts.

In attack, the Teessiders have lost Andraz Sporar, Aaron Connolly and Folarin Balogun since the end of last season, with Uche Ikpeazu and Chuba Akpom also set to leave, so recruiting two new centre-forwards is a minimum requirement. Boro have held talks with Newcastle United over Dwight Gayle, and have also been in contact with Coventry City over Sweden international Viktor Gyokeres.

“I’m not daft,” said Wilder. “The goalkeeping department needed an upgrade, and we're in the process of doing that. We’ve signed Liam, and we’re bringing another keeper in. I’ve also brought in Alan (Fettis, new goalkeeping coach), which is a really important addition. He’s got fabulous pedigree.

“And at the top of the pitch, we didn’t score enough goals. We created enough. If you look at the xG and statistics since we came in, then I think we were third in the league.

“So, tee to green, we’ve been pretty good. I haven't seen us get dominated by a lot of teams, but it counts for nothing if your keeper doesn't make a save or you don't put the ball in the back of the net.

“We're working extremely hard in both departments, and hopefully we'll tick that box in terms of players who can do a lot of the things we need to do, but more importantly put the ball in the back of the net.”

Wilder has been involved in detailed transfer discussions with head of football Kieran Scott and chief executive Neil Bausor throughout the summer, and is happy that all elements of Boro’s recruitment team are pulling in the same direction.

Last week’s arrivals represented a decent start to the club’s summer business, and Wilder is excited by the prospect of who else might come through the entrance door before the start of the new Championship season at the end of next month.

“I’m excited about the future,” said the Boro boss. “It’s our first full transfer window. It wasn’t a great January from our point of view, although I think we'll get cut a little bit of slack because of how difficult that window is, but now it's game on.

“I think our exploits from a cup and league point of view last season, and most importantly how we did it, that’s grabbed the enthusiasm of the supporters, in my opinion. I’m excited about putting my stamp, and the stamp of the coaching staff, on the football club.

“I think at the end of last season we upped our profile. Players want to come, and agents want their players to come. We're a progressive club, and players believe in what we can achieve going forward.

“I like to think myself, Alan (Knill) and the coaching staff have played a small part as well. I think putting it all together, it's an exciting period. It’s certainly exciting in terms of signing players, but still with an understanding there’s a lot of work to do.”