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Middlesbrough ’s games against Sunderland and Rotherham United at the Riverside Stadium have been moved to accommodate the television schedule.

A general view of the Riverside pitch © PA A general view of the Riverside pitch

Boro were due to play host to Sunderland on Saturday, September 3, but the fixture has been moved to Monday, September 5, with an 8pm kick-off.

Rotherham will still visit the Riverside on Saturday, September 17, but the match will kick-off at a later time of 7:45pm.

Boro’s season opener against West Brom on Saturday will also be televised on Sky Sports along with their trip to Vicarage Road to face Watford on August 30. This means Chris Wilder's charges have now been selected for four live TV matches.

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