MIDDLESBROUGH have added another friendly to their pre-season schedule.

Michael Carrick's side will take on Spanish La Liga side Real Betis on Saturday, July 22 (2pm).

The game will be staged at the home of National League side Chesterfield as Betis are basing themselves at St George's Park, near Burton, during their time in England.


Real Betis, managed by former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini, finished sixth in the Spanish top-flight last season.

Boro are in Portugal this week as pre-season preparations are taken up a notch in the Algarve heat. 

They will play their opening friendly against Hartlepool United on July 14, and have also announced matches at York City, Rotherham United and Bradford City as well as a home game against Auxerre on the weekend before the start of the new Championship season.