McMahon and Yeates handed Boro chance

28 November 2009 02:36
MIDDLESBROUGH captain Gary O'Neil has been ruled out of this afternoon's Championship match with basement boys Peterborough.[LNB] O'Neil is missing with a groin problem, paving the way for Irishman Mark Yeates to come in and fill the hole on the right flank, with Julio Arca slotting inside.[LNB] In the absence of the suspended Rhys Williams, meanwhile, Tony McMahon is given his first opportunity under Gordon Strachan at right-back.[LNB] On loan striker Marcus Bent has passed a late fitness test to start, meaning teenager forward Luke Williams missed out on a place on the bench.[LNB] PETERBOROUGH (4-4-2): Lewis; Rowe, Zakuani, Geohaghon, Griffiths; Bennett, Diagouraga, Frecklington, Boyd; McLean, Mackail-Smith. Subs: Lee, Coutts, Keates, McKeown, Batt, Green, Simpson.[LNB] MIDDLESBROUGH (4-4-2): Jones; McMahon, St Ledger, Wheater, Pogatetz; Yeates, Osbourne, Arca, Johnson; Kitson, Lita. Subs: Hoyte, Taylor, Riggott, Digard, Emnes, Bent, Coyne.[LNB]

Source: Northern_Echo