A month on from the end of the season, and Boro's players are back at work.

A number of players reported back to Rockliffe on Monday as the countdown started towards a full pre-season return on 1 July.

The first team squad will be reporting back in small groups on a weekly basis to be put through their paces while also working on individual programmes away from the training ground.

The first group back included Jonny Howson, Hayden Coulson, Lewis Wing, Chuba Akpom, Djed Spence, and Marcus Tavernier, who missed the end of last season due to injury.

Just like England last week, the Boro players were greeted with searing temperatures as they took the training pitches.

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