Middlesbrough are going to have a much different look about them next term.
With several first team players leaving at the end of their contracts, Neil Warnock will spend the summer building a new-look squad in the hope that they can challenge for a top six finish next term.
Warnock is hoping that six or seven new signings could be onboard ahead of the new campaign getting underway, but there could also be an opportunity for some of the club’s young players to establish themselves as first team regulars.
So who could be ready to make the step up? We take a look at two contenders.
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The central defender will be hoping that make step up into the first team fold.
Wood has already made 12 appearances for Middlesbrough, while also making 12 appearances for Crewe Alexandra during a loan spell last term.
For the 19-year-old the focus must be on playing regular first team football and he’ll be hoping that such an opportunity can present itself at the Riverside Stadium.
Another player who will be hoping to kick on next term.
The 18-year-old made his Middlesbrough debut last season during the FA Cup third round clash with Brentford and looked really impressive for Neil Warnock’s side.
With two appearances to his name the central midfielder will be hoping to add to that tally next term and as it stands, there’s a decent chance that he could be in the mix to get significantly more gametime in the 2020-21 campaign.