How did the players fare in Middlesbrough's Carabao Cup win over Shrewsbury?


6 Stojanovic: Conceded three goals, but wasn’t really at fault for any of Shrewsbury’s successes – dealt with crosses well

5 Dijksteel: Looks as if he is still coming to terms with his central-defensive duties, but his athleticism is a key asset

4 Hall: Looked rusty as he made his competitive debut for Boro but his physical attributes were clear to see

5 Fry: Has missed a big chunk of pre-season so might take a game or two to really hit his stride

6 Spence: Caused a series of problems in the first half, but wasn’t as effective in an attacking sense after the interval

7 Wing: Set up Fletcher’s second goal with a superb long-range strike that hit the post and was always looking to get forward

5 Howson: Passed the ball neatly from the base of midfield, but struggled to stick with Shrewsbury’s attacking runners

7 Tavernier: Scored with a shot that took a hefty deflection and should be a big threat from midfield this season

8 JOHNSON: Ran the Shrewsbury defence ragged in the first half in particular and has developed into a key performer

8 Fletcher: Is up and running for the season after scoring twice and looks to have returned in extremely sharp form

6 Assombalonga: Didn’t get onto the scoresheet but put in a valuable shift as he linked up effectively with Fletcher


Browne (for Wing, 73)

Wood (for Fry, 74)

(not used): Pears (gk), Stubbs, Folarin, Walker.


Burgoyne 3; Love 4 (Fossey 82), Williams 4, Ebanks-Landell 5, Golbourne 6; Walker 5, Edwards 6 (Daniels 74), High 7, CUMMINGS 8, Whalley 7; Pyke 7 (Udoh 73).

Subs (not used): Gregory (gk), Pierre, Goss, Barnett.

Man Of The Match: MARVIN JOHNSON – The wing-back scored one goal and set up another as he made a blistering start to the season.