MIDDLESBROUGH will begin their pre-season campaign with a friendly against Romanian side ASA Tirgu Mures in Leeds on Saturday.

Aitor Karanka's squad head to Spain for a training camp next week, but before they depart, they will line up at the West Riding County FA ground for their opening game of the summer.

Tirgu Mures were runners up in the Romanian second division last season, and are touring England as they prepare to step up into the top-flight.

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Saturday's game with the Teessiders will kick off at noon and be open to the public, with admission prices £10 for adults and £5 for juniors.

The WRCFA Ground is located in the south of Leeds and situated on Fleet Lane. The postcode is LS26 8NS