Middlesbrough will be travelling to the York Community Stadium to face York City in a pre-season friendly on Friday.
Middlesbrough will be travelling to the York Community Stadium to face York City in a pre-season friendly on Friday. It will be a good test for Middlesbrough as they continue their pre-season preparations having defeated Bishop Auckland 5-0 in their opening friendly. They have another season awaiting them in the second English tier, the Championship having missed out on the promotion playoffs last season. They will be up against National League side, York City who will be keen to face a Championship side before the official season begins.
|York City vs Middlesbrough||Key Details|
|Date||8 July, 2022|
|Venue||LNER Community Stadium|
|Kickoff time India||11:30 pm IST|
|Kickoff time England||6:00 pm 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. Manager, Chris Wilder will be determined to produce a better campaign in 2022/23 and take Middlesbrough close to promotion. The club is doing its work in the transfer market with key arrivals of Ryan Giles, Darragh Lenihan and Zack Steffen. Following the game against York City they will also be facing the likes of Marseille and Sporting Braga in their pre-season friendlies.
York City finished fifth in the National League North table with 66 points. This was enough for them to earn a place in the promotion playoffs. The club made full use of this chance as they went all the way to the final and got promoted to the National League, fifth division in English football. Undoubtedly, the spirit in York City’s camp will be high and they will look to replicate this positive season in 2022/23 as well.
Given that this is a pre-season game, it can be expected that several players will get minutes to get them into optimal condition before the main season commences. For Middlesbrough, new arrivals, Ryan Giles and Darragh Lenihan might well get another start having impressed in their last pre-season friendly. Other than that several youngsters are also in line for an opportunity to showcase their talents.
York City possible line-up: Ross, Fallowfield, Kerr, Hancox, Crookes, Burgess, Mafuta, Greaves, James, Duku, Bosen
Middlesbrough possible line-up: Roberts, Lenihan, McNair, Bilongo, Smith, Howson, Crooks, McGree, Giles, Watmore, Coburn
The pre-season friendly match between York City vs Middlesbrough will take place at LNER Community Stadium on Friday at 11:30 pm IST.
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