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This is how a bold £85m-rated new-look Middlesbrough could line up in 2020/21 - according to Football Manager

While it's been a treat having the Bundesliga back to watch at the weekend, it's still not quite enough to fill the gaping void left by the lack of Championship football, and whether Middlesbrough will conclude their current campaign is still an issue fraught with uncertainty.

For a bit of fun in the meantime, we fired up the latest edition of Football Manager, and simulated the game into the future. We had a look at the starting XI, key subs and manager it predicts will be on show for Boro on the opening day of the 2020/21 season.