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Hasselbaink has confidence in Middlesbrough boss Mowbray to bring success

As Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray prepares to embark on his first full season in charge with the Championship club, former striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is backing the manager to restore the club's fortunes. Boro put together an impressive end to the season to drag themselves away from trouble, and although cash will be even tighter this time around as they look to mount a promotion charge at the third attempt, Hasselbaink is confident the current manager is the right man for the job.

The Dutchman said: "The positive thing is, he can do it; the negative thing is money is tight - but money is tight at lots of clubs.

"He will have to work his magic, as he has produced in the past with West Brom, and he has shown what kind of football he likes and what kind of football he can play.

"Middlesbrough played really positive football at the end of the year, so I fancy them to be at least in the first six."

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