MIDDLESBROUGH have confirmed the signings of Australian duo Tom Glover and Sammy Silvera - with Morgan Rogers set to join the pair through the door at Boro.

And there's no let-up in Boro's push to strengthen the squad, as talks with QPR goalkeeper Seny Dieng continue.

Earlier this week it appeared a deal to bring Dieng to Teesside was unlikely, however after Boro and QPR agreed a fee, talks between the club and player are ongoing.

With Glover through the door and with Dieng perhaps to follow, Sol Brynn will be allowed to leave Boro. He's joining League One club Leyton Orient on a season-long loan.

Glover and Silvera have both joined the Boro camp in Portugal, as has Rogers ahead of his move from Manchester City being finalised.

The Australian duo have both signed three-year deals at Boro, with highly-rated winger Silvera joining from Central Coast Mariners and international keeper Glover joining on a free after leaving Melbourne City at the end of the season.

Boro beat Championship rivals Stoke City and Plymouth to the signing of Silvera, while there was also interest from Hearts and clubs in Japan.

Glover, meanwhile, came through the ranks at Tottenham before returning to his homeland and impressing at Melbourne City.

They join Alex Gilbert and Rav van den Berg, who were this week also confirmed as new Boro signings. Boro have high hopes for all of the young signings, and while there will be understable patience, all will be given the chance to be part of the first team picture this coming season.


Boro do, however, plan to further strengthen their squad with three-four senior signings in the coming weeks.

Wrapping up deals for more senior, established players can prove difficult and take more time, as is showing to be the case with Dieng.

With negotiations between Boro and the keeper ongoing, QPR opted to leave the 28-year-old out of their squad for the pre-season training camp in Austria.

Boss Gareth Ainsworth said: “At this moment in time Seny’s future needs to be resolved and we feel it is in the best interests of all parties for him to stay in the country until that is concluded.”

Boro keeper Brynn signed a new contract earlier this season but he's set for a loan switch to Leyton Orient, who are preparing for their first season in League One after winning promotion last season. After impressing in League Two with Swindon last season, a temporary move to the third tier is seen as the logical next step.

Meanwhile, Marc Bola remains in talks with Samsunspor. He's left the Boro camp in Portugal to meet with representatives of the Turkish club.