Gareth Southgate has revealed that he is not planning to make too many changes to his squad this summer.
Middlesbrough are set to finish in the bottom half of the Premier League but Southgate does not believe there is any need to bring in too many new players.
The Boro boss made a number of signings last summer and brought in further reinforcements in the January transfer window, and he expects those players to be stronger next season.
"Last year we ended up bringing in five or six players, maybe more," Southgate told the Evening Gazette.
"I don't think we need to make the widespread changes we made over the last couple of years.
"We've got to get the best from the players we've got here and add quality where and when we can. I don't think huge change is needed to take us forward."
Afonso Alves' arrival has increased competition for places in attack and put pressure on the likes of Jeremie Aliadiere and Tuncay Sanli, who have both been regular starters this season.
But Southgate is also excited about the prospect of having Mido available for next term, with the Egyptian currently recovering from a hernia operation.
"We will have a new signing in Mido being fit really," said Southgate. "He is not forgotten as far as we are concerned.
Southgate feels that having a large squad would present many problems, adding: "Without European football, I don't think we can keep a big squad satisfied.
"We've got the minimum number of players possible in terms of numbers, but that can also have a positive element because everybody is close to playing.
"The down side is if you lose a couple of players in a certain area, you are short.
"But we can't carry a larger squad than we have at the moment - financially you've got to cut your cloth. The plus side of that is youngsters who wouldn't normally get a chance, get a chance.
"You have to balance your squad at all times so there will be changes in the summer. I have a clear picture in my mind what needs to be done but we still have four games where people can alter those opinions. We need to give opportunities to certain players during that time as well."