Middlesbrough will be taking on non-league side Bishop Auckland in a pre-season friendly on Saturday.
Middlesbrough will be taking on non-league side Bishop Auckland in a pre-season friendly on Saturday. Middlesbrough will be keen to kickstart their preparations for the 2022/23 season in the Championship in the best possible manner having missed out on the promotion playoffs last time around. It will be their first pre-season game and undoubtedly an important one to set the tone for upcoming games. Northern League Division One side, Bishop Auckland will be keen on hosting a Championship side which will undoubtedly be a big positive for them.
|Bishop Auckland vs Middlesbrough||Key Details|
|Date||2 July, 2022|
|Venue||Voneus Stadium, Bishop Auckland, County Durham|
|Kickoff time India||5:30 pm IST|
|Kickoff time England||12 noon GMT|
Middlesbrough endured a disappointing end to their 2021/22 season. They could manage only two wins to go with two draws and two defeats in their last six games. As a result, they finished seventh with 70 points to their name and couldn’t earn a place in the playoffs. It would have been a big disappointment for a club as big as Middlesbrough and manager, Chris Wilder will be keen to have a better season next time around. The club has already started that process with key signings including Ryan Giles, Darragh Lenihan while a deal for Manchester City goalkeeper, Zack Steffen is reportedly at the final stages.
Bishop Auckland, on the other hand will be hoping for a better campaign in 2022/23 after having narrowly escaped relegation to Northern League Division Two last season. They finished 18th with just 35 points and will undoubtedly look for improvements. They also hosted Middlesbrough during last year’s pre-season friendlies and fell to a 3-0 defeat. While a similar outcome is expected this time around, Bishop Auckland would be keen at causing a major upset.
Middlesbrough will be without the services of senior player, Paddy McNair who was involved with his nation, Northern Ireland during June’s Nation League fixtures. Rest of the squad is expected to get game time at some point in the game. Bishop Auckland, too will try to make the most of this opportunity to give most of the players some playing action to get them into shape for the upcoming games.
The pre-season friendly match between Bishop Auckland vs Middlesbrough will take place at Voneus Stadium, Bishop Auckland, County Durham on Saturday at 5:30 pm IST.
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