Well we can sign free agents after the window shuts, plus their is the emergency loan market too. Some of the youth players can step up! It’s all fine.
Don't forget McGree can play number 10What might happen is that Premier League will keep hold of players they’d ordinarily loan out in the summer window as the first part of the season is condensed due to the World Cup. The window closes about two months before the international break. Clubs might just keep hold of players until January because of that. If Boro aren’t or shouldn’t be in a rush, why should anyone else.
I understand the technicalities and why things take time, complex negotiations, overseas markets, deadlines, squad building, etc, but there’s just a nagging doubt we’ll enter September with Forss, Akpom and Watmore and some random bloke on loan. “We go again in January,” etc.