posted on Aug, 16 2003 @ 08:58 AM
Middlesbrough have been dealt a massive blow on the eve of their Premiership opener at Fulham with the news that record signing Massimo Maccarone will
be out for a further 10 weeks.
The Italian striker damaged ankle ligaments in a pre-season friendly at Hull and now joins long-term absentees Ugo Ehiogu (knee ligaments) and David
Murphy (ankle) on the sidelines.
Striker Michael Ricketts will miss out with an Achilles problem while French full-back Franck Queudrue starts a five-match ban. George Boateng is
short of match fitness after surgery on an ankle although new signings Alan Wright and Carlo Nash are both included in the squad.
Team (from): Schwarzer, Nash, Parnaby, Stockdale, Wright, Cooper, Davies, Southgate, Riggott, Boateng, Greening, Doriva, Juninho, Wilson, Christie,
Nemeth, Job, Downing.