Five Minutes With… The Boro Breakdown

"Warnock has a tried and tested formula for the Championship and it’s clear he’s trying to replicate it here..." - Now in their fifth season in the second tier, are Boro finally ready to mount a promotion push?

Charlie Gregory

When Neil Warnock is at the helm of your club, there will always be a watching eye and an air of expectation – and none more so than at Middlesbrough as they embark on their fifth season back in the Championship. 

After relegation from the Premier League in 2016/17, Boro have twice narrowly missed out on a return to the top-flight and a disappointing campaign two years ago prompted the appointment of the Football League’s sage Warnock.

With a complete squad refresh this summer, characterised by the departures of several senior figures and the recruitment of both experienced heads and exciting youth, the 72-year-old has set his targets on adding yet another promotion to his extensive CV.

So what is the expectation amongst the Riverside faithful? Charlie Gregory spoke to The Boro Breakdownto get the lowdown ahead of their season bow versus promotion favourites Fulham on Sunday.

(22-year-old midfielder Martin Payero has arrived at the Riverside for a fee in excess of £6m.)

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