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CHAIR­MAN Steve Gib­son is pump­ing in £1mil­lion a MONTH to prop up Mid­dles­brough af­ter the club posted losses of £13.8m.

The fig­ures cover the 18 months up to June last year when Boro raked in more than £15m for the sales of Adam John­son to Manch­ester City, David Wheater to Bolton and Brad Jones to Liver­pool.

Boss Tony Mowbray is bid­ding to end Boro’s three-sea­son Premier League ex­ile with play­offs suc­cess in May.

Teesside hero Gib­son – who saved the club from liq­ui­da­tion in 1986 – con­tin­ues to bankroll Boro through his own com­pany.

Boro chief ex­ec­u­tive Neil Bau­sor said: “Even with para­chute pay­ments the club has re­quired con­tin­ued sup­port from its par­ent com­pany.

“It has backed us at ap­prox­i­mately £1m a month in this pe­riod.”

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