When Middlesbrough, Sheffield United, West Brom, Nottingham Forest and other Championship clubs won't play due to international fixtures

Middlesbrough’s fixtures for the 2021/22 season have been released – but there will be some weekends where Neil Warnock’s side won’t have a game due to international fixtures.

Thursday, 24th June 2021, 9:47 am

Boro will open their campaign with a trip to Fulham on the weekend commencing Saturday, August 8, before back-to-back home games against Bristol City and QPR.

Warnock’s side will also face an away trip to Derby and a home game against Blackburn in the first month of the season, before the first international break for World Cup qualifiers on the weekend commencing Saturday, September 4.

There will be three more international breaks over the course of the season, with two more taking place in 2021.

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Middlesbrough's Paddy McNair playing for Northern Ireland.

The next international fixtures will fall on the weekends of Saturday, October 9 and Saturday, November 13.

A fourth international break will take place on Saturday, March 26 ahead of the busy Easter schedule.

Boro duo Paddy McNair and George Saville were regularly called up by Northern Ireland during the 2021/22 season.

The pair missed out on qualifying for Euro 2020 after losing to Slovakia in a play-off but will be hoping to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Boro are priced at 13/2 to win promotion from the Championship, with relegated clubs Fulham (7/4), West Brom (15/8) and Sheffield United (3/1) the early favourites.

Warnock’s side will play at home on Boxing Day against Nottingham Forest and face a trip to Sheffield United on New Year’s Day.

The Teessiders will finish the season at Preston on Saturday, May 7, 2022.

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