Boro are a strange team this year. They’ve basically kept the same style they had last year but with completely different inferior players. They play the same suicidal football as the big boys but have no pace to actually exploit teams being sloppy in the press. So they end up losing the ball high up the pitch and getting countered themselvesLosing Rogers is a big blow, and Matt Crooks is off to the US, another key player for them. We shouldn't be facing them or Hull with any fear.
Hull are absolutely carried by Philogene, that Carvalho who everyone was fawning over has had a very average start.
If Lowe has done his homework, we’ll press them the same way we did Ipswich because that’s where you’ll find success. Go man for man and let one of their defensive mids have all of the ball. Would rotate Ossy and Riis and just let him have his fun for 60 minutes. Would be a good game to get Whatmough back in again because aside from Forss, their forward options atm are nothing special