Middlesbrough set for trip to Rochdale as pre-season preparations ramp up
Tony Pulis' Middlesbrough will face Rochdale in a pre-season friendly.
Boro will travel to face the League One side on Tuesday, July 24 in a 7:30pm kick-off.
It will see a repeat of last season's friendly, in which Rochdale ran out 2-0 winners in what was Britt Assombalonga's debut for the Teessiders.
Keith Hill's side avoided relegation to the fourth tier by the skin of their teeth last season and will be hoping for a much-improved campaign this time around.
Middlesbrough will also face fellow League Two side Accrington Stanley in a pre-season friendlyon Saturday, July 21.
Meanwhile, Pulis' side will discover their 2018/19 league fixtures at 9am tomorrow morning.