Middlesbrough will be looking to score their first win in three when they host Derby County on Riverside on Wednesday night.
Neil Warnock’s side came into play after their Saturday defeat to Norwich City, which ended their undefeated run of ten games.
The game will be the second game of the new temporary management quartet responsible for the Bottom Club Derby. The team of four, which includes Wayne Rooney, lost their opening game to Bristol City over the weekend after replacing Phillip Coco.
Boro is still looking up the table and after falling for Tuesday night games, a win would bring them back to seventh place, just one point off the play-off spots.
Can you achieve it? Dom Shaw and Craig Johns will be with you throughout the evening, briefing you on the setup, action, analysis and reaction.
Not much is possible up to the goal, but Boro improved it after progressing. Derby needed this HT whistle. Howson and Saville excellent, Tavernier and Roberts busy.
Usually compact, except for possession, with a lot of energy and work speed. Still little threat in open play, but improved since the goal. Look dangerous with every set piece. Good 45.
This time a direct free kick for Britt. It always seemed like it was rippling far from the target. Was a decent position about 20 yards and central.
He’s about to double his record and Boro’s lead. Derby fights with a McNair free kick and it comes to Britt, whose shot on goal is just wide.
Howson Cross makes his way to Watmore at the back post, who is coming back over the gate and Britt tap-in.
Max Bird’s attempt at curling from 25 meters makes Bettinelli jump over his target. Fortunately for Boro.
These early efforts by Assombalonga have done the best two sides so far. Bit scratchy and stop-start. Warnock and Blackwell have been involved in a technical conversation for a few minutes.
Narrow opening of 20 minutes here. Neither side has really established any control in the game yet
He comes to collect a corner but fiddles with it. Gathers on second try when wisdom gives him an accidental kick for his troubles
Roberts in the heart of Boros first big opportunity. Tavernier played him in, centered on Assombalonga, whose shot was saved. Good start.
Boro debutant tonight, with Roberts and Assombalonga also starting, replacing Spence, Johnson and Akpom in the first XI
Nice to see Warnock looks more positive on this one. I guess it will be 4-2-3-1 again. Watmore will likely be far to the right (pleased to make his Boro debut tonight) and then Tav / Roberts will be either AMC or LWF. A team of attack intent
Boro have re-emphasized how defensive they are against Norwich, despite receiving a late penalty against Teemu Pukki.
« It was one goal that prevented Neil Warnock’s side from conceding a fifth straight, despite the fact that conceding one game in five is pretty good. « .
« Phillip Cocu may have left Pride Park during international break, but Derby is still in free fall. The Rams have had. October no more game won and are rooted at the bottom of the table.
« The fact that Middlesbrough rarely conceded goals and the fact that Derby can’t score at the moment suggests that this is a very close affair and I think the hosts will have the edge. « . ”
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