Boro Beat Sparta Rotterdam 6-1
Afonso Alves scored twice as Boro put 6 past Sparta Rotterdam.
Jeremie Aliadiere, Alves (2), Walker, Downing and Rhys Williams scored for Boro, with Sparta scoring in the second minute through Arnold Slot.
Ross Turnbull got the nod ahead of Brad Jones to start in goal.
- Boro keen on signing former Ajax prodigy
- Boro target League One’s hot star to bolster attaching options
Boro: Turnbull (Jones 46), Williams (McMahon), Taylor, Walker (Johnson A), Huth, Wheater, Aliadiere (Emnes), Digard, Alves, Tuncay (Owens), Downing (Capt). Subs not used: Grounds, Bennett.