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Match Previews


20 October 2022

Match Previews


20 October 2022

All you need to know ahead of our next Sky Bet Championship fixture

- Middlesbrough vs Huddersfield Town
- 3pm kick-off at Riverside Stadium
- Match available to listen to on iFollow

Huddersfield Town are back on the road in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday 22 October when they travel to face Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium; 3pm kick-off.

The Terriers go into this game on the back of a 0-1 loss against Preston North End on Tuesday 18 October.

Middlesbrough come into this game looking to build on their 4-1 away win against Wigan Athletic on Wednesday 19 October and climb further up the table. 


This is Middlesbrough’s sixth consecutive season in the Sky Bet Championship since they were relegated from the Premier League in the 2016/17 season, when Town were promoted to the top division.

Boro are looking for a new manager after parting ways with Chris Wilder at the beginning of October after losing to Coventry City, but continue working under Caretaker Manager Leo Percovich aiming to climb back up the table.

Middlesbrough currently sit 20th in the table after winning two and losing three of their last five fixtures.


Patrick McNair

The defender joined Middlesbrough from Sunderland in the summer of 2018 on a four year deal his contract was extended in December 2020. McNair came through the ranks at Manchester United and made 24 appearances for them before making the move to the Stadium of Light, where he went on to make 28 appearances in two seasons and scored seven goals. The Northern Irish International has made over 145 appearances for Boro and scored 13 goals since 2018.

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Matt Crooks

Yorkshire born, the midfielder’s youth career was spent with Manchester United before he returned to Yorkshire with the Terriers. Crooks made his senior debut at Town before going on multiple loan spells which saw him sign permanently with Accrington Stanley. The 28-year-old signed for Neil Warnock’s Middlesbrough in the summer of 2021 and scored on his debut in a friendly against Plymouth Argyle. This season Crooks has scored two goals and assisted two goals in his 14 appearances.

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Duncan Watmore

The forward signed for Middlesbrough on an initial short-term deal from Sunderland, but he committed his future to the club with a two-and-a-half-year contract in December 2020 after he was named Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month for scoring five goals in his first eight appearances for Boro. Watmore finished the 2020/21 season as Middlesbrough’s top scorer with nine goals. The 28-year-old already has four goals to his name out of 14 appearances so far this season, as well as one assist.

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Head Coach Mark Fotheringham will provide full team news at his next press conference on Friday 21 October 2022.


Town will be wearing their home blue and white stripes on Saturday afternoon at the Riverside Stadium.

CLICK HERE to get your 2022/23 home kit!

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Tickets are on sale online until 2pm on Friday 21 October – CLICK HERE – and are available to purchase from the Ticket Office.

Middlesbrough have confirmed that Pay on the Day will be available at the Riverside Stadium from the away ticket office – please note that this is cash only as there are no card facilities in the office.

Adults - £31
65s and over - £23
Under-18s - £18


Wheelchair users and Ambulant disabled supporters pay the relevant age category with a free carer ticket issued if required.


If you’re unable to attend Saturday’s game against Middlesbrough, you’ll be able to listen to the game via iFollow HTAFC.

Live audio commentary will be available for the game when you purchase either a Season, Monthly or Audio Match Pass. You can purchase a UK Season Pass for £45, a Monthly Pass for £45 or an Audio Match Pass for £2.50.

CLICK HERE to sign up for iFollow HTAFC!

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