MIDDLESBROUGH will reject all loan offers for Marcus Browne, with Neil Warnock expecting the winger to play a major role in his side’s efforts this season.

Browne struggled to make an impression under Jonathan Woodgate in the first half of last season, but caught the eye repeatedly after rejoining his former club, Oxford United, on loan in January.

The 22-year-old helped Oxford reach the League One play-off final, and Us boss Karl Robinson has lodged another loan offer this summer.

At least two Championship clubs are also known to have inquired about Browne’s possible availability, but having been impressed with the winger’s attitude in pre-season, Warnock is adamant he will be going nowhere in the next few weeks.

Browne will be part of the squad as Boro complete their pre-season preparations with a Rockliffe Park friendly against Newcastle United this afternoon, and is set to be part of the first-team group for the club’s opening competitive fixture of the new campaign as Shrewsbury Town visit the Riverside in the first round of the Carabao Cup on Friday night.

Warnock has lost two attacking wide players since the end of last season, with Patrick Roberts and Lukas Nmecha having returned to Manchester City after completing their loan spells, and Browne is regarded as a valuable addition in a similar role.

Having been strongly touted after breaking through the academy ranks at West Ham United, the Londoner regards Warnock’s arrival as an ideal opportunity to get his career back on track.

“For me, it’s near enough a fresh start,” said Browne, earlier this month. “(It’s a) new manager, a clean slate, impress, get my head down. I’ve come back with a different attitude and I’m going to work hard.

“I’m in a different frame of mind. I feel like I’m ready to hit the ground running and impress, be quick, sharp and creative. I’m really excited.”

While Browne is expected to be a core part of the first-team group this season, it remains to be seen whether Marc Bola is able to similarly reignite his stalling Boro career.

Like Browne, Bola was loaned back into League One in the second half of last season, but while the full-back has also joined in pre-season in the last few weeks, he is likely to find it much harder to hold down a senior role next season.