'Far too many defenders!': Middlesbrough fans react as Tony Pulis makes TWO changes

Tony Pulis has made these TWO changes for Middlesbrough
Tony Pulis has made these TWO changes for Middlesbrough

Tony Pulis has named his Middlesbrough side to face Rotherham United - and there are two changes for Boro.

Ryan Shotton misses out with a knee injury and is replaced by Paddy McNair, who starts his first league game since joining from Sunderland.

Elsewhere, there is a place from the start for Martin Braithwaite as he replaces Dael Fry.

And while Boro fans are happy with the starting line-up, they seem far from pleased with Pulis' selections on the bench.

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Here's the best of the reaction from social media:

@MiklosWatson said: "As long as Fry starts against Derby on the weekend I’m not gonna be unhappy. Like this lineup a lot"

@ADKeelio17 added: "That bench? Sort it out man. Get wing and Tav on it"

@paulwilko10 tweeted: "I just don't understand how there is no place for one of the young lads in that squad of cb's!"

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@HazelClay commented: "Far too many defenders on that bench. Decent team"

@miketemp95 posted: "Best line-up of the season imo. Our 3 best CMs, Braithwaite back in, Britt up top and, as much as I like Shotton, I think McNair will become first choice RB"

@borogiz88 added: "Still no wing or tav but Rudy on the bench"

@John_Lillystone said: "Wing should be in there somewhere however 3 points is more important!"