Adrian Bevington is leaving Middlesbrough as manager Jonathan Woodgate waits on striker

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MIDDLESBROUGH are to part company with head of recruitment operations Adrian Bevington, who will officially leave his position at the end of this month.

Teesside-raised Bevington, a former managing director of Club England with the Football Association, has been working in his role for the past 18 months.

Boro have issued a statement but are refusing to comment further on the matter at this stage.

A club statement read: “Middlesbrough can confirm that head of recruitment operations Adrian Bevington will part company with the club at the end of the month.”

Bevington added: “It has been a pleasure to work with (chairman) Steve Gibson, (chief executive officer) Neil Bausor and everyone at the club. I would like to wish Jonathan Woodgate, his staff, the players and supporters every success in the future.”

CEO Bausor continued: “On behalf of everyone at the club I would like to thank Adrian for his work over the past 18 months and wish him well for the future.”

Meanwhile, Woodgate has confirmed that top-scorer Britt Assombalonga (ankle) remains a doubt for the game with Huddersfield Town on Boxing Day.

The £15m striker has missed the club’s last two matches.

The Boro chief said: “We have Anfernee Dijksteel, George Friend, Darren Randolph and Ryan Shotton out and Britt is only 50-50, as well as having Paddy McNair and Marcus Browne suspended. Hopefully there will be nothing new,”