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Middlesbrough welcome Bristol city to Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon to follow up on last weekend’s draw in Fulham.
Despite the same result as their hosts, Bristol City are eager to respond to newly promoted Blackpool equalizing at the last minute.
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After fighting his way back in Fulham on Sunday afternoon to earn some of the booty, Neil Warnock would have been optimistic that Middlesbrough would get another positive result in Blackpool in the EFL Cup.
The Northeast team, however, has been thoroughly outdone by its hosts, waking up a group of players hoping to challenge for the playoffs.
While making a number of crew changes that made an impression at Craven Cottage, Warnock admitted he was bitterly disappointed with his team’s performance on Bloomfield Road.
With a home double header in the upcoming league, Boro has the perfect opportunity to get back on track in front of the returning fans at Riverside Stadium.
Even so, Boro currently looks like a team that could fight for goals this season, which Warnock needs to change as soon as possible.
As for Bristol City, they are also waiting for their first win after playing with Blackpool and Forest Green Rovers.
Three days after conceding a late goal against the Seasiders Nigel Pearson saw his players do the same thing against League Two opponents in the EFL Cup.
Bristol City lost the draw on penalties, which put the Robins under pressure to turn in their visit to a club that could emerge as rivals later in the season.
The positive thing is that Saikou Janneh scored a double at The New Lawn, which justified Pearson’s decision to give him a chance on the first team.
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Warnock could go back to the team that started the game with Fulham and go back Martin Payero under the replacement.
However, Marcus Tavernier is an option while recovering from an injury Luke Daniels can be fetched for its debut before Joe Lumley.
With Bristol City playmaker Callum O’Dowda will not be in this competition, Janneh could give his first start in the championship.
Kasey Palmer Called back if Pearson opts for more creative experience, but the rest of the team could stay the same.
Tomas Kalas is expected to be on the bench after 90 minutes on Tuesday.
Middlesbrough possible starting line-up:
Lumley; Dijksteel, Hall, Fry, Bola; Crooks, Howson, McNair; Tavernier, Ikpeazu, Watmore
Bristol City possible starting line-up:
Bentley; Vyner, Baker, Atkinson, Dasilva; James, King; Janneh, Palmer, Weimann; Martin
Probability: Middlesbrough 1-1 Bristol City
After both posting disappointing results mid-week, both Warnock and Pearson realize they cannot afford another setback. With that in mind, don’t be surprised if an uneventful competition ends in a low-scoring tie.
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