When they were promoted from the Championship at the end of last season there weren’t many people giving Middlesbrough much chance of staying in the Premier League- something Boro fans in the Transfer Tavern were absolutely loving.
Aitor Karanka’s side were written off before they even had the chance to take to the pitch but there will be a few who might be eating their words as Boro take to the pitch this weekend against Stoke City.
The Reds have added heavily to their squad this summer and have brought in some real quality as they attempt to stay in the Championship at the first attempt.
So with so much quality and new names coming through the Riverside doors, how should the Spaniard lineup in his side’s first game of the season on Saturday?
Here’s our thoughts as we name the Middlesbrough lineup capable of smashing Stoke City in their Premier League opener!
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