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BORO officials have confirmed that the club is in discussions with several potential new shirt sponsors after the club's previous three-year deal with 888.com came to an end.

The ongoing discussions with a number of potential new sponsors mean the club has delayed the usual summertime launch of its new-look strip.

Graham Fordy, Boro's Head of Commercial, said: "We are in active talks with a number of potential sponsors.

"The shirts are all now manufactured and ready for the sponsors' details to be added once negotiations are successfully concluded."