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Preston v Middlesbrough preview

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Preston v Middlesbrough preview

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sbobet789 Preston midfielder Ben Pearson is back in contention for the Carabao Cup tie against Middlesbrough after suspension. Boss Alex Neil must decide whether to start with Pearson, who has served a three-game ban following his straight red card in the recent home draw with Bolton.

Full-back Darnell Fisher misses out through suspension as he received bookings in the first two rounds of the competition. Neil has no new injury problems, but Calum Woods, Sean Maguire (both hamstring) and Billy Bodin (knee) remain sidelined.

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis is likely to ring the changes after his side were held to a goalless home draw against Swansea at the weekend. Pulis has fully utilised his squad in the first two rounds and Jordan Hugill, Ashley Fletcher and Grant Leadbitter could return to the starting line-up.

On-loan forward Hugill could make his first appearance at Preston since leaving the club for West Ham in January. Striker Rudy Gestede sbobet789 is still unavailable as he works his way back from a long-term ankle injury.

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Preston are winless in 11 matches against Middlesbrough in all competitions (D4 L7) since a 1-0 win in the FA Cup in January 1987. Middlesbrough have progressed from their previous two League Cup meetings with Preston, winning both 3-1 in 2012-13 and 2014-15.

Preston have lost only one of their last 10 home League Cup matches (W8 D1 L1), though that defeat was against Middlesbrough in September 2012. Middlesbrough sbobet789 are looking to reach the League Cup fourth round in back to back seasons for the first time since doing so in three consecutive seasons between 2003-04 and 2005-06.

Alex Neil and Tony Pulis faced in the League Cup third round in 2015-16 - Neil's Norwich won 3-0 against West Bromwich Albion. Middlesbrough winger Marvin Johnson has been involved in four goals in three appearances in the League Cup (2 goals, 2 assists).

Steven Herrard salutes vintage Rangers Europa League victory over Rapid Vienna

Добавлено: Пт окт 05, 2018 3:29 am
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Steven Herrard salutes vintage Rangers Europa League victory over Rapid Vienna

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เล่น บอล Steven Gerrard believes Rangers rolled back the years after watching his team sweep past Rapid Vienna with a vintage display. On the night that Ibrox staged its first European group-stage clash for eight years, the Light Blues gave their boss the kind of performance he has been longing for since taking over as they stormed to a 3-1 win.

Fired on by a pumped-up home support, Alfredo Morelos struck twice either side of winning the 84th-minute penalty which James Tavernier converted as the Gers claimed a late victory. Gerrard's side sit top of Group G and the manager admitted it was a result which had เล่น บอล his mind casting back to glory days of old.

"Our supporters' performance brought the best out of the players and my players' performance brought the best out of the fans," said the former Liverpool skipper. "It was an incredible night. We should have won the game 3-0. Every single player to a man was outstanding all over the pitch. "That's the level of performance I've been looking for since I came in. That's a Rangers performance of old, a successful Rangers performance. 'If I see a paper tomorrow and one of my players has less than an eight, I'll be asking questions! Please be fair on them.

"The challenge for us now is can we find it more consistently. That's the best 90 minutes we've given and we have beaten a very good team. They had good ideas, good players and good philosophy. เล่น บอล We beat a good team." Veton Berisha fired Vienna ahead two minutes before the break after the visitors got away with a blatant offside call in the build-up.