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Kick off 13:30 (UK)

20 November 2017 Venue WBA Training Ground Attendance

Kick off 13:30 (UK)

West Bromwich Albion PL2
0 - 0
Middlesbrough PL2

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Shan on 'tough' PL2 test

19 November 2017

JAMES Shan believes his players are ready to take on table-topping Middlesbrough in the Premier League 2 Division Two on Monday.

The under-23s boss is under no illusions about how difficult a task it will be for his young Baggies, but thinks they are up for the challenge.

"It will be a tough game for us, of course," he said.

"But we've had almost two weeks to rest, train and prepare for this fixture - which has been good.

"Middlesbrough are top of the league but they've had a slight dip in form recently across all competitions.

"We put in a really positive performance in our last game against Coventry in the Checkatrade Trophy, so hopefully we can pick up from that."

The game will take place behind closed doors at Albion's Palm Training Ground.

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Match Reports

Albion PL2 0 Middlesbrough PL2 1

20 November 2017

ALBION's PL2 side were defeated 1-0 by Middlesbrough thanks to Hayden Coulson's second half strike.

Finn Azaz went closest for the Baggies in the first half when his effort drifted wide, and the away side almost took the lead just before the break when George Miller's header came back off the crossbar.

Middlesbrough then hit the woodwork again after 66 minutes through Amadou Sylla's looping cross.

With 15 minutes to go Boro went in front when the ball broke to Coulson, and his powerful shot flew past Alex Palmer into the back of the net.

Albion went close to equalising with 80 minutes on the clock when Zak Brown volleyed over, and the home side were aggrieved not to have been given a penalty when Tahvon Campbell seemed to be brought down inside the area.

Despite four minutes of added time, the league leaders managed to hold on and claim all three points.

ALBION: Palmer, Melbourne, Ferguson, Hunt (Tulloch 82), Jameson (c), Soleman (Clayton-Phillips 78); Brown, Azaz, Bradley (Howkins 63); Morton, Campbell.

Substitutes: House, Pierce.

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