'Needs to start playing well': Middlesbrough fans react as Neil Warnock makes three changes for Stoke City clash

Neil Warnock has made three changes to his Middlesbrough side for their meeting with Stoke City at the Riverside – and many fans are happy with the starting line-up.

Saturday, 13th March 2021, 2:14 pm

Djed Spence, Neeskens Kebano and Chuba Akpom have all been recalled in place of George Saville, Duncan Watmore and the injured Anfernee Dijksteel.

There is also a place on the bench for 18-year-old forward Josh Coburn.

Here’s how some supporters reacted to the team news on social media:

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@RobSc0tt: Quite encouraging that. I'm happy with the side, but I'm looking at Fisher, Saville, Watmore, NML and Johnson and feeling a little sorry for them that they aren't in it. Certainly got a bit of strength in depth these days.

@smoggyontour86: Spence needs to start playing well. Gets chance after chance. Come on Boro

@ropey1962: Josh Coburn interesting choice

@JedMarsden: Finally the Kebano, Bolasie linkup

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@Jack48389843: One of our strongest starting XIs

@Wardy5994: Nice to see Coburn on the bench, would be good to see us get in a position today to allow him to get some minutes

@kieranstead95: If we don't create and score goals with that front 3 today then something is seriously wrong

@Boro_Away_Fans: Huge game today! Defeat today could possibly see the end the play-off hopes.

@SamMill87750846: Should play Duncan Watmore instead of Akpom

@PhiliusBoro: Josh Coburn on the bench today. Signed a pro contract in January and now seemingly ahead of a few more established U23s - O'Neill, Kiernan, Balde.

@JackGarratt95: Fisher instead of Spence and it’s lovely

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