The 2016/17 season in the Premier League was nothing short of disappointing for Middlesbrough.
Countless numbers of uninspiring performances left fans at the Riverside with a fear of relegation.
When that was indeed confirmed, attentions turned immediately to gearing up for a return to the top flight.
Most notably, the addition of Garry Monk appears to show that Boro are heading in the right direction.
Having achieved promotion to the Premier League as a player with Swansea City, Monk knows just what it takes to reach the top flight.
And, if promotion is to be achieved, they have a manager who boasts experience at the highest level, too.
With one of the biggest budgets in the league, Monk has been eager to use the available financial resources to the best of his ability.
Several signings look to be impressive for the Championship side, showing their ambition to return to the top flight.
Though only time will tell, Boro appear to be one of the favourites to win the league this season.
In what is known as one of the most challenging leagues in world football, Monk’s side will have to be at their best each week if they want any chance of promotion.
Having said that, Boro appear to be in a better position than any of their competitors.
With a strong squad – full of quality – and an ambitious manager who is eager to work in the Premier League again, there is no doubting the strength of Boro this season….
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