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Preview: Middlesbrough (A)

29 August 2014

Saturday's trip to Teeside

Middlesbrough vs Reading
Saturday 30th August, 3pm
Riverside Stadium
Sky Bet Championship

Team News
Reading: Shaun Cummings and Nick Blackman suffered knee injuries from challenges in our Capital One Cup win at Scunthorpe. The duo are to have scans and will miss Saturday's game, joining a long list of sidelined Royals players. Sidelined on Tuesday's Cup win at Scunthorpe were Obita, Kelly, Hector, Ferdinand, Karacan, Guthrie, Williams, McCleary, Robson-Kanu, Pogrebnyak and Tshibola, plus the cup-tied Norwood - who will return at the Riverside.

Middlesbrough: To follow.

Tickets for our trip to Middlesbrough are on sale and will remain on sale subject to availability up until 12pm on Friday 29th August. The Royals have an initial allocation of 496.

Book your tickets by calling 0118 968 1313, visit or pop into the Ticket Office in person. Remaining tickets will be available on the day at the Riverside for no extra price - these can be purchased from the visitors ticket office (cash only).


East Stand tickets
65 & Over
Under 18

Parking - Available at the Riverside Stadium
Matchday parking can be pre-booked via the Ticket Office on 0844 499 1234, while supporters can park in Middlesbrough Town Centre.

Leave the A1(M) at junction 49, signposted to Teesside, and join the A168, which after approximately 11 miles will become the A19. Approximately 19 miles later take the A66 eastbound towards Middlesbrough town centre. Stay on A66 past the town centre (on your right) and follow signs to the stadium, which you will see on your left.

Boro Factfile
Full name: Middlesbrough Football Club
Nicknames: The Boro, Smoggies
Founded: 1876; 138 years ago
Ground: Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough
Capacity: 34,742
Owner/Chairman: Steve Gibson
Head Coach: Aitor Karanka
Last season: 12th, Championship

Last Five
English Championship - Tue 22 Apr 2014 - Reading 2 - 0 Middlesbrough   
English Championship - Sun 29 Dec 2013 - Middlesbrough 3 - 0 Reading    
English Championship - Sat 25 Feb 2012 - Middlesbrough 0 - 2 Reading    
English Championship - Sat 01 Oct 2011 - Reading 0 - 0 Middlesbrough    
English Championship - Sat 05 Mar 2011 - Reading 5 - 2 Middlesbrough

Pre-match talk
Jake Taylor: "We appreciate everything the supporters do - coming away to Scunthorpe on a Tuesday night is brilliant for us. It really does help us and obviously now we play at Middlesbrough - another long away trip."

Live Commentary
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