Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray has assured fans he has no need to sell the club's star players despite failing to reach the Championship play-offs. Defeat at Watford on Saturday ended Boro's hopes of finishing in the top six, placing the future of players such as Marvin Emnes in doubt.

"I don't think supporters have to fear everyone will be sold, because they won't," Mowbray told BBC Tees.

"We are in a position where anyone we want to keep, we keep."

Mowbray continued: "We don't have to fight off any bids for players, if we want to keep them we keep them, but there will be some players we feel we can utilise the funds from through salary or sale."

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