UK time is: 13:19:14
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Keeper handed chance

Middlesbrough are set to hand reserve goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler a first start for the club at Preston North End in the Capital One Cup this evening.

Regular keeper Jason Steele is carrying a slight calf problem and manager Tony Mowbray wants to see his Swiss deputy in senior action for the first time. Leutwiler, 23, is a former under-20 international and joined Boro over the summer following a successful trial.

"The fact he stayed here, took himself out of his environment, played in five games over five weeks for us speaks volumes for his character," Mowbray told the Northern Echo. "He had a wonderful personality, did exceptionally well, looked capable.

"He fitted in with the structure of what we were trying to do financially as well," he added. "Leutwiler showed enough in pre-season to suggest he is worth giving a chance."

Boro are expected to make a number of changes for their third successive away trip to Lancashire following visits to Blackpool and Blackburn.

Defender Jonathan Woodgate and midfielder Grant Leadbitter are both rested with tight hamstrings while full-back Justin Hoyte and striker Ishmael Miller won't be involved either.

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Vital Boro Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 25 2012

Time: 12:49PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Middlesbrough Articles

Fans sent home happy - Karanka (Saturday September 20 2014)

Boro move into contention (Saturday September 20 2014)

Stats: Middlesbrough v Brentford (Saturday September 20 2014)

Boro want home comfort (Friday September 19 2014)

Clubs line-up for Boro man (Thursday September 18 2014)

We have cover says Karanka (Thursday September 18 2014)

Boro suffer major blow (Thursday September 18 2014)

Defender set for lay-off (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Karanka praises troops (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Early strike decisive (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Archived Middlesbrough Articles

List All Vital Boro Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. diggerman 108

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Norwich 8 5 2 1 10 17
3. Wolves 8 5 2 1 5 17
4. Watford 8 5 1 2 7 16
5. Middlesbrough 8 5 0 3 6 15
6. Sheff Wed 8 4 3 1 4 15
7. Charlton 8 3 5 0 3 14
8. Derby County 8 3 4 1 5 13

Breaking League News

Fulham v Doncaster COC Preview
Fulham : 23/09/2014 13:11:00
Who Would You Choose
Fulham : 23/09/2014 13:09:00
Fulham Without Hutchinson
Birmingham : 23/09/2014 12:17:00
Edgar Set for Busy October
Birmingham : 23/09/2014 12:04:00
Edwards Suffers Knee Damage
Millwall : 23/09/2014 10:24:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Aitor Karanka is the right appointment?
Suggested By:  Vital Boro
Yes 77%
No 23%