Boro new boys set to feature

Middlesbrough boss Gordon Strachan could hand debuts to several players when his side open their Championship campaign at home to Ipswich.

Last Updated: 06/08/10 at 16:07   

Strachan: Many new faces

Strachan: Many new faces

Strachan has invested heavily in the summer to bring in Nicky Bailey, Kris Boyd, Andy Halliday, Tarmo Kink, Stephen McManus and Kevin Thomson to the Riverside Stadium.

However, Strachan has revealed that injured midfielder Rhys Williams will be missing for several months as he undergoes rehab for a serious pelvic problem.

"We won't see Rhys until Christmas which is a huge blow for the player and for the club," said Strachan.

"He was one of our best players last season and was learning what it takes to be a top midfielder, so we'll miss him."

Meanwhile, Strachan has confirmed Mido, Didier Digard and Marvin Emnes will not be part of his squad this season and can leave the club.

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Championship Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
15:00
Birmingham v Blackburn
Brighton v Blackpool
Burnley v Wigan
Derby v Barnsley
Ipswich v Bournemth
Millwall v Doncaster
QPR v Watford
Sheff Wed v Charlton
Yeovil v Huddersfld
17:15
Leeds v N Forest

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 43 36 93
2 Burnley 43 32 86
3 Derby 43 29 78
4 QPR 43 14 73
5 Wigan 42 17 70
6 Brighton 43 12 65
7 Reading 43 10 64
8 Ipswich 43 6 64
9 N Forest 43 5 62
10 Bournemth 43 -1 62
11 Blackburn 43 3 61
12 Watford 42 18 60
13 Middlesbro' 43 9 58
14 Bolton 43 -2 55
15 Sheff Wed 43 2 53
16 Leeds 43 -8 53
17 Huddersfld 43 -9 47
18 Birmingham 42 -11 43
19 Doncaster 43 -28 43
20 Millwall 43 -29 43
21 Charlton 42 -24 42
22 Blackpool 43 -27 42
23 Barnsley 43 -29 39
24 Yeovil 43 -25 37

Updated Sun, 20 Apr 2014

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