Middlesbrough set to face Saint-Etienne and Salford City after pre-season schedule is revealed

Middlesbrough have announced their pre-season schedule this summer, after confirming they will travel to Austria and Germany next month.

Friday, 14th June 2019, 10:53 am
Updated Friday, 14th June 2019, 10:56 am
Middlesbrough will end their pre-season with a home game against AS Saint-Etienne.

Jonathan Woodgate was announced Boro's new boss on Friday morning, with his first game set to come against Austrian second division side Grazer AK on Friday July 5 (6pm).

Boro will then travel back to the UK to face National League North side Gateshead at the International Stadium on Wednesday July 10 (7.30pm).

That will be followed by a game with Hartlepool United on Sunday July 14 (1pm), before a trip to Germany to take on Bundesliga 2 outfit FC Heidenheim 1846 at on Saturday July 20 (4pm).

Boro's final pre-season trip will see them travel to EFL newcomers Salford City on Tuesday July 23 (7:30 kick-off), before playing their final warm-up game at the Riverside.

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The Teessiders will host French side AS Saint-Etienne, who finished fourth in Ligue 1 last season, on Sunday July 28 (3pm).

A week later Boro will begin their 2018/19 campaign, with fixtures set to be announced next week on Thursday June 20.

Last season, Tony Pulis' Boro side opened their campaign with an away trip to Millwall, a game they came from two goals down to draw 2-2.