Halliday set for Boro left-back bow

First published in Sport The Northern Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Football/Golf Writer

ANDY HALLIDAY is set to make his first start as a left-back in the Championship for Middlesbrough tonight.

The Scotland forward, who has been converted in to a full-back, has been called in to the starting line-up to face Huddersfield Town at the Riverside Stadium.

There are four changes for Middlesbrough. Grant Leadbitter is suspended while Stuart Parnaby, Ishmael Miller and Marvin Emnes all drop to the bench to accomodate Halliday, Scott McDonald, Richie Smallwood and Nicky Bailey.

Boro are hoping to avoid a third successive defeat after dropping out of the top two following defeats to Cardiff City and Bristol City.  

MIDDLESBROUGH (4-2-3-1): Steele; Hoyte, Hines, Bikey, Halliday; McEachran, Bailey, Smallwood, Ledesma; McDonald, Jutkiewicz. Subs: Leutwiler (gk), Zemmama, Thomson, Emnes, Parnaby, Williams, Miller.

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN (4-4-2): Smithies; Hunt, Clarke, Lynch, Disxon; Church, Ward, Robinson, Norwood, Arfield; Novak. Subs: Bennett (gk), Woods, Gerrard, Hammill, Wallace, Lee, Atkinson.

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