Middlesbrough are still fighting for their lives in the Sky Bet Championship, with Jonathan Woodgate looking to avoid the nightmare start to life in the dugout.
Last season, Boro were fighting for the play-offs, but now Woodgate has a battle on to keep the Teessiders in the Championship; Boro sit 19th in the table and amongst the relegation battle, two points clear of the bottom three.
That means that Woodgate can look no further than the remaining nine games, with so much riding on Boro staying in the Championship.
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Yet, when the season does conclude, some big decisions have to be made. Players will leave and a new batch will arrive.
With that in mind, we take a look at FOUR players we can see moving on in the summer…
Let’s start right at the top, with Boro’s record signing, Britt Assombalonga.
Assombalonga was meant to be the man firing Boro straight back to the Premier League when he arrived in 2017, but that hasn’t happened and his form this season hasn’t been good at all.
If Boro are still in the Championship, Assombalonga is likely to move on. And, relegation would almost certainly lead to his exit.
It appears that Ayala’s race is run at the Riverside Stadium.
The Spaniard has already been linked with a move to Leeds United to link up with Marcelo Bielsa, with his Boro career looking like it’ll be over when the summer comes around.
It might not be Elland Road, but Ayala’s future certainly lies elsewhere.
Like Assombalonga, Howson was signed as part of Boro’s squad overhaul to fire them back into the Premier League.
Of course, it hasn’t worked out and Howson could well be on the way out in the summer.
Howson isn’t an underperforming member of this squad, but at 31, you can’t see him fitting the profile Woodgate wants to take the club forward.
Fry is a different option to the above three, with the youngster someone that Boro would love to keep long-term.
The centre-back is a fine player, who is destined for a career at the very top.
With Boro looking like they aren’t going anywhere, it might be the time for Fry to look for a move in the summer.