UK time is: 18:44:44
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Big weekend clash for Boro

Third meets second in a major clash between Championship big-hitters Cardiff City and Middlesbrough this weekend.

The visitors have concerns over on loan Chelsea midfielder Josh McEachran after limping out of the midweek England Under-21 friendly against Northern Ireland with an ankle injury.

There are also current doubts regarding centre-back Jonathan Woodgate and midfielder Kevin Thomson, who are both carrying calf injuries.

Skipper Rhys Williams (ankle ligaments), Mustapha Carayol (knee) and Curtis Main (knee) remain long-term casualties.

"We've been there for the last two seasons and won but Cardiff have won all eight home games, so it's going to be very tough," manager Tony Mowbray told Boro's official website.

"At this moment Cardiff are up there with anyone else if you're going to pick a favourite to get out of this league," he added. "They've got a strong squad and some very talented individual players."

One of those, Welsh international Craig Bellamy, could return for the hosts after missing their last four games.

Otherwise, Kevin McNaughton has a thigh strain and may be replaced by Matt Connolly.

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:Friday November 16 2012

Time: 9:38PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Middlesbrough Articles

Boro sign another defender (Thursday March 26 2015)

Winger heads south (Thursday March 26 2015)

Newcomer brings experience (Wednesday March 25 2015)

Boro snap up defender (Wednesday March 25 2015)

Karanka unhappy with officials (Saturday March 21 2015)

Boro fall at Cherries (Saturday March 21 2015)

Stats: Bournemouth v Middlesbrough (Saturday March 21 2015)

Boro face another major challenge (Friday March 20 2015)

Karanka stunned at progress (Wednesday March 18 2015)

Karanka thanks players (Wednesday March 18 2015)

Archived Middlesbrough Articles

List All Vital Boro Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. diggerman 151

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Bournemouth 39 21 10 8 +42 73
2. Watford 39 22 6 11 +32 72
3. Middlesbrough 39 21 9 9 +29 72
4. Norwich 39 20 10 9 +33 70
5. Derby County 39 19 10 10 +26 67
6. Ipswich 39 19 10 10 +16 67
7. Brentford 39 20 6 13 +12 66

Breaking League News

Blues Winger Features in England Win
Birmingham : 28/03/2015 18:29:01
International round up - part 1
Reading : 28/03/2015 13:20:00
Wednesday - Who Stays And Who Goes?
Sheff Wed : 28/03/2015 12:32:01
Brentford Rest And Rotate
Brentford : 28/03/2015 09:56:01
RUFC - Technology Or Not For Refs?
Rotherham : 28/03/2015 09:16:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Aitor Karanka is the right appointment?
Suggested By:  Vital Boro
Yes 76%
No 24%