Jonathan Woodgate made four changes for tonight’s clash with Birmingham as Boro bid to bounce back from frustration at Fulham.
The boss opted to field both his Manchester City loan signings in the final third with livewire Patrick Roberst joined by Lukas Nmecha, making his first start at the Riverside in place of Marcus Tavernier.
Middlesbrough ( (listen) MID-əlz-brə) is a large post-industrial town in North Yorkshire, England. The local council, a unitary authority, is Middlesbrough Borough Council. The 2011 Census recorded the borough’s total resident population as 138,400 and the wider urban settlement with a population of 174,700 making it the largest settlement within the ceremonial County of North Yorkshire. Middlesbrough is part of the larger built-up area of Teesside which had an overall population of 376,333 at the 2011 Census.Middlesbrough became a county borough within the North Riding of Yorkshire in 1889. In 1968 the borough was merged with a number of others to form the County Borough of Teesside, which was absorbed in 1974 by the county of Cleveland. In 1996 Cleveland was abolished, and Middlesbrough Borough Council became a unitary authority within the county of North Yorkshire. Erimus (“We shall be” in Latin) was chosen as Middlesbrough’s motto in 1830. It recalls Fuimus (“We have been”) the motto of the Norman/Scottish Bruce family, who were lords of Cleveland in the Middle Ages. The town’s coat of arms is an azure lion, from the arms of the Bruce family, a star, from the arms of Captain James Cook, and two ships, representing shipbuilding and maritime trade.
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Birmingham ( (listen) BUR-ming-əm, is a major city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England. It is the second-largest city and metropolitan area in England and the United Kingdom, with roughly 1.1 million inhabitants within the city area and 3.8 million inhabitants within the metropolitan area. This also makes Birmingham the 17th largest city and 8th largest metropolitan area in the European Union. Birmingham is commonly referred to as the second city of the United Kingdom.Located in the West Midlands county and region in England, approximately 100 miles (160 km) from Central London, Birmingham, as one of the United Kingdom’s major cities, is considered to be the social, cultural, financial, and commercial centre of both the East and West Midlands. Distinctively, Birmingham only has small rivers flowing through it, mainly the River Tame and its tributaries River Rea and River Cole – one of the closest main rivers is the Severn, approximately 20 miles (32 km) west of the city centre. Birmingham’s urban area is the third-largest in the United Kingdom, with its most recently estimated population in 2017 being 2,897,303, and it also lies within the most populated English district.
A market town in the medieval period, Birmingham grew in the 18th-century Midlands Enlightenment and subsequent Industrial Revolution, which saw advances in science, technology, and economic development, producing a series of innovations that laid many of the foundations of modern industrial society. By 1791 it was being hailed as “the first manufacturing town in the world”. Birmingham’s distinctive economic profile, with thousands of small workshops practising a wide variety of specialised and highly skilled trades, encouraged exceptional levels of creativity and innovation and provided an economic base for prosperity that was to last into the final quarter of the 20th century. The Watt steam engine was invented in Birmingham.The resulting high level of social mobility also fostered a culture of political radicalism which, under leaders from Thomas Attwood to Joseph Chamberlain, was to give it a political influence unparalleled in Britain outside London, and a pivotal role in the development of British democracy. From the summer of 1940 to the spring of 1943, Birmingham was bombed heavily by the German Luftwaffe in what is known as the Birmingham Blitz. The damage done to the city’s infrastructure, in addition to a deliberate policy of demolition and new building by planners, led to extensive urban regeneration in subsequent decades.
Birmingham’s economy is now dominated by the service sector. The city is a major international commercial centre, ranked as a beta- world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network the joint highest ranking with Edinburgh and Manchester of all British cities outside of London; and an important transport, retail, events and conference hub. Its metropolitan economy is the second largest in the United Kingdom with a GDP of $121.1bn (2014), and its six universities make it the largest centre of higher education in the country outside London. Birmingham’s major cultural institutions – the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the Library of Birmingham and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts – enjoy international reputations, and the city has vibrant and influential grassroots art, music, literary and culinary scenes. The city will host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Birmingham is the fourth-most visited city in the UK by foreign visitors.People from Birmingham are called Brummies, a term derived from the city’s nickname of “Brum”, which originates from the city’s old name, Brummagem, which in turn is thought to have derived from “Bromwich-ham”. The Brummie accent and dialect are particularly distinctive.
The front man had a cameo from the bench at home and then started away at Spurs but is now considered up to speed and ready to be unleashed in the Championship.
He starts alongside Ashley Fletcher – who replaces Rudy Gestede – after the pair showed flashes of good footwork and movement together in the spirited display in the FA Cup replay against Spurs.
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Lewis Wing is preferred in midfield in place of Adam Clayton with the boss looking for a more assertive system rather than include an anchorman. He will be looking to thread the ball through to what looks a fluid front end.
And at the back Marvin Johnson returns at left left-wing back in place of Hayden Coulson, who had a torrid time in the opening spell at Fulham.
In an ideal world Woodgate would probably want to rest Djed Spence at right wing-back but there is no cover bar Jonny Howson who is needed in the middle.
Visiting boss Pep Clotet has made three changes to the Birmingham team:
Boro: Pears Spence Howson Fry McNair Johnson Saville Wing Roberts Nmecha Fletcher
Subs: Mejias, Reading, Wood, Liddle, Clayton, Tavernier, Gestede
Birmingham: Camp; Colin, Roberts, Clarke-Salter, Pedersen; Davis, Gardner; Maghoma, Mrabti, Bela; Jutkiewicz.
Subs: Trueman, Crowley, McEachran, Montero, Bellingham, Sunjic, Gimenez