Boro's season is set to start with the first round of the Carabao Cup on the weekend of Saturday September 5, with rounds two, three and four in consecutive midweeks later in the same month.

The draw will be made from 10am tomorrow, unseeded but divided into a northern and southern sections as per the last two seasons. Boro are ball number 20.

Premier League clubs enter the competition in round two, or round three if they are in European competition, while two-legged semi-finals have been replaced by a single tie for this season.