Three debuts for Boro at Riverside

07 August 2010 02:45
GORDON STRACHAN has handed three home debuts to Middlesbrough new-boys against Roy Keane's Ipswich Town this afternoon.[LNB] Nicky Bailey, the £1.4m buy from Charlton, and the two signings from Rangers, Kris Boyd and Kevin Thomson, have both been handed starting berths at the Riverside Stadium.[LNB] Stephen McManus, who made a permanent switch from Celtic after last seaosn's loan, also starts, while Estonian winger Tarmo Kink is named on the bench.[LNB] For Ipswich, Keane has named his recent purchase from Sunderland between the posts. Marton Fulop, who moved last week, has been thrust straight into the team.[LNB] He joins two other former Black Cats. Carlos Edwards and Grant Leadbitter all play. Conor Hourihane, who moved from Wearside earlier this summer, is on the bench.[LNB] MIDDLESBROUGH (4-4-2): Coyne; Hoyte, Wheater, McManus, Bates; Flood, Robson, Thomson; Bailey; McDonald, Kris Boyd. Subs: Steele (gk), Kink, Lita, Miller, Arca, Williams, Grounds.[LNB] IPSWICH TOWN (4-4-2): Fulop; Peters, McAuley, Hyam, Kennedy; Edwards, Norris, Leadbitter, Walters; Priskin, Smith. Subs: Murphy (gk), Stead, Brown, Healy, Lambe, Ainsley, Hourihane.[LNB]

Source: Northern_Echo