No changes for Boro at Pride Park

16 March 2010 07:27
GORDON STRACHAN has kept the same starting line-up for the first time since he took over at Middlesbrough in October.

After Saturday's 2-2 draw with Newcastle, Strachan has named the same team at Derby County tonight where Boro look to close in on the top six.

If results go their way Middlesbrough could be a point from sixth place, although Derby boast a decent home record of ten wins from their 18 matches at Pride Park.

Strachan has been forced to make two changes to the bench, with Dutchman Marvin Emnes and Jonathan Grounds recalled to fill the voids left by injured pair Jonathan Franks and Joe Bennett.

MIDDLESBROUGH (4-4-2): Coyne; Naughton, McManus, Wheater, A Taylor; Robson, O'Neil, Williams, Arca; Killen, McDonald. Subs: Jones (gk), Hoyte, Riggott, Lita, Emnes, Miller, Grounds.

DERBY COUNTY (4-5-1): Martin; Hunt, Anderson, Barker, McEveley; Tonge, Savage, Green, Pearson; Sunu; Hulse. Subs: Leacock, Porter, Deeney, Buxton, Pringle, Moxey, Martin.

Source: Northern_Echo