Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka is eager for the club to make a good start to the new campaign.
Boro finished 12th in the Championship last season but won six of their last eight games.
Karanka is keen for his side continue that form into the new season. Middlesbrough host Birmingham at the Riverside today.
Middlesbrough defender Kenneth Omeruo has expressed his delight over his return to the club.
The 20-year-old, who spent the second-half of last season at the Riverside, has re-joined Middlesbrough on a season-long loan from Chelsea.
Omeruo played in all four of Nigeria's games at the World Cup in Brazil.
Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has expressed his delight at the club's loan deal for defender Kenneth Omeruo.
The 20-year-old has re-joined Boro on a season-long loan from Chelsea.
Boro's Head Coach said:
He is a very important player to us.
He's someone I love to have with us because he's a player who came here from Chelsea and his mood was always perfect.
He was always happy and fighting for his position.
He was handed the opportunity to play in the World Cup and he is now coming back to us a better player.
Middlesbrough have re-signed Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo on a season-long loan.
The 20-year-old made 14 appearances for Boro last season after joining the club on loan in January. The Nigeria international impressed during his previous spell and will now spend the new campaign back at the Riverside.
Omeruo featured in all four of Nigeria's matches at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Kenneth Omeruo returns to the Riverside after a successful loan spell last season. Middlesbrough FC announced the signing of the centre back, adding that it's down to the fans.
Burnley are understood to have agreed a deal with Middlesbrough to sign striker Lukas Jutkiewicz.
The 25-year-old, who joined Boro in January 2012, spent the second-half of last season on loan at Bolton.
Middlesbrough's Marvin Emnes has completed a move to Swansea City. The 26-year old Dutchman joins the Welsh club for an undisclosed fee after signing a three-year contract. His departure will come as no surprise to Boro fans, as Emnes has had two previous loan spells at Swansea.
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Middlesbrough finish in 12th place in the Championship after a 4-1 victory at Yeovil on the last day of the football season. The result also cements Yeovil's relegation to League One.