'There’ll be one or two interesting conversations': Neil Warnock reveals when he'll hold contract talks at Middlesbrough

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Neil Warmock says there will be one or two interesting conversations when he speaks with his Middlesbrough players at the end of the season.

Boro will finish the campaign with a home game against Wycombe this weekend, and preparations are already under way for the 2021/22 campaign.

Three Boro players, Marvin Johnson, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and goalkeeper Jordan Archer, will be out of contract at the end of this season, and it’s yet to be announced if they will sign new deals.

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Strikers Britt Assombalonga and Ashley Fletcher will also be out of contract at Boro, yet it’s already been confirmed the pair will leave the Riverside.

Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock.Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock.
Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock.

The Teessiders also have a handful of loan players, including Yannick Bolasie, Neeskens Kebano and Marcus Bettinelli, whose deals are set to expire.

“I’ll be speaking to all the players on Sunday and Monday,” said Warnock. “Lads that travel away, I tend to speak to on the Sunday so they can get off home.

"Then I’ll be talking to the rest of the lads on Monday, possibly Tuesday morning. I always talk to everybody and tell them what I’m expecting next season, where they’ve done well and what they can do better at. I’ll be talking to everybody that’s on the books.

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When asked if he’s already decided who he thinks will stay and leave this summer, Warnock added: “If I hadn’t decided things now, I’d be in trouble wouldn’t I? If I wasn’t sure, I’d be struggling. I know what I want, and I’ll be talking to them all next week.

"There’ll be one or two interesting conversations.”

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