Middlesbrough can finish in the top-half of the table next season, says skipper Emanuel Pogatetz.

"Of course the top 10 is possible next season - and I see no reason why we can't go on to do even better than that," he said.

"I think the biggest problem last season was that we got off to such a slow start.

"If we can establish ourselves in the top half of the table early on in the season, then we will give ourselves a much better chance of still being there come May."