'His days are numbered': Middlesbrough fans react to striker's absence as Neil Warnock makes one change for Preston clash
Neil Warnock has made one change to his Middlesbrough side for their meeting with Preston at the Riverside – with fans quick to share their thoughts on social media.
Darnell Fisher has replaced Djed Spence at right-back, while Marcus Tavernier and Ashley Fletcher have returned to the bench following injury setbacks.
There is no place in the squad for Britt Assombalonga though.
Here’s how some fans reacted to the team news:
@wanaldinho: No Britt again, this is clear to me his days are numbered at Boro. Leaving at the end of season
@Jack48389843: Knew it, as soon as Fletch and Tav are back Britt never making the bench
@HazelClay: Decent team, let's hope it's the good Boro that turns up
@rob_fletcher_: This looks like a proper Neil Warnock line up. Really like the look of that front three.
@jakemmfc: Like of look of that! Very encouraging to see Tav and Fletcher back on a very strong looking bench as well. Got to feel for Johnson and NML still not making the team though, but I do like them as impact players. Same result as Saturday would be perfect, COME ON BORO!
@edstaveley: If fit enough got to have either Fletcher or Watmore over Akpom
@RobSc0tt: Glad to see Akpom keep his place. Thought he was a nuisance for 60 minutes on Saturday. Really strong looking bench and not an Assombalonga in sight. 10 on 10, Neil.
@smoggyontour86: Good options on the bench too, no Britt again.
@Doy9509: Excellent line up that! COME ON BORO