Live updates

Karanka rejects 'big-spending Boro' claims

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has rejected claims that the club were one of Championship's biggest spenders this summer.

Boro recruited household names including Stewart Downing and David Nugent during the close season, making them one of the bookmakers' early favourites for promotion to the Premier League.

But Karanka insists that other Championship clubs spent far more than Middlesbrough during the transfer window.


Boro's Karanka named 'Manager of the Month' again

Aitor Karanka Credit: Middlesbrough FC

Aitor Karanka has won the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month award for the second time in his career at Middlesbrough.

Boro won all four our their Championship games in September, achieving a 10-2 goal differential, culminating in a 3-0 victory over Leeds.

It's amazing for me. I've been a manager here for two years and we have this award again.

It's not about me, it's about the staff, the players, the people at the club, and the supporters. Without them all it would be impossible.

September was a good month for us, winning those games, but we have to keep going in the same way and keep working."

– Aitor Karanka

Delays for Middlesbrough fans heading to Reading

Middlesbrough FC. Credit: PA

Middlesbrough fans heading to their side's Championship game against Reading today should expect delays.

Cleveland Police are warning the M4 is closed between Junction 12 and Junction 13, to the west of Reading.

They say there will be considerable delays for the foreseeable future.

They're advising people to stay on the M40 and approach Reading from the east.


Team news: Middlesbrough vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Boro are playing Wolves in the third round of the Capital One Cup. Here is a look at the starting eleven and substitutes.

  • Subs: Agazzi, Gibson, Clayton, Stephens, Downing, Reach, Nugent
  • Subs: Martinez, Golbourne, Rowe, Henry, Ojo, Afobe, Le Fondre
Load more updates