Middlesbrough hit with double blow ahead of Carabao Cup tie
Middlesbrough have been hit with a double blow ahead of their opening game of the season.
The pair will miss the game after they were called up for international duty by Northern Ireland. The UEFA Nations League takes place during the weekend, and the duo will be unavailable for club commitments.
This is a blow for manager Neil Warnock who has to manage an already depleted squad. Boro have lost several key players in the summer transfer window and have struggled to attract new signings.
There is still time to bring in new players, however, Boro fans are concerned about the lack of activity from the club.
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Despite being a division below Boro, Shrewsbury Town could prove a hard fixture and Neil Warnock will have to ensure his side do not suffer an embarrassing early exit from the Carabao Cup.