First day back for Boro

The Boro squad returned to Rockliffe Park on Wednesday after the summer break.

First day back for Boro

The majority of the squad checked in to Rockliffe Park yesterday for a series of tests and assessments in preparation of pre-season training which starts today.

Yesterday also gave new boss, Garry Monk, a chance to meet his new squad for the first time.

Garry Monk and his backroom staff will lead their first training session on Thursday, having been working hard to ensure Boro’s pre season plans are in place.

Some members of the squad have already been through summer training, with George Friend and Patrick Bamford volunteering with some warm-weather training sessions.

However, Boro fans won’t be seeing Viktor Fischer feature in a Boro shirt again, having joined Bundesliga side Mainz for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old who joined Boro for around £3.8m last summer made 13 Boro appearances, however he's opted for a move to Germany in a bid to "really enjoy my football again".

Boro hold talks with players following confrontation at Newport

Boro hold talks with players following confrontation at Newport

Multiple claims of the players confronting fans at the Newport game emerged on social media which forced Boro to take action.

"They get paid good money to play a game of football" - Tony Pulis

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis pulled no punches in the aftermath of seeing his team dumped out of the FA Cup by League Two side Newport.

Confused right now: Will the real Middlesbrough Football Club please stand up?

Confused right now: Will the real Middlesbrough Football Club please stand up?

I can honestly say I’ve never been so confused about how I feel right now.

George Saville bullish after Middlesbrough win at West Brom

George Saville bullish after Middlesbrough win at West Brom

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis also expressed his appreciation for the striker Britt Assombalonga who played a crucial role in the comeback.