Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

The Boys Are Back in Town; Boro Back Training for New Season, but Emnes Is Missing

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

The Boys Are Back in Town; Boro Back Training for New Season, but Emnes Is Missing

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Byline: Philip Tallentire Chief sports writer philip.tallentire@trinitymirror.com

MARVIN Emnes was a notable absentee when the Boro players reported back for pre-season training yesterday evening.

The Dutch playmaker is expected to join Premier League club Swansea City in the not too distant future.

Boro and the Swans are believed to be close to completing a deal that will see Emnes end a largely frustrating fiveyear stay on Teesside. The majority of the existing first team squad were able to take part in a training session at Rockliffe Park.

Lukas Jutkiewicz, strongly linked with a move away from the club during the current window, was present, as was Kei Kamara, who was critical of Boro on Twitter last month.

Both seemed in good spirits as they were put through their paces by Aitor Karanka and his coaching staff, including assistant head coach Craig Hignett.

Absent through injury were Mustapha Carayol and Rhys Williams, while Albert Adomah has been excused from training for the time being due to his World Cup commitments with Ghana. …

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