Preston v Middlesbrough Live Stream : Deepdale hosts arrival of Championship New Boys

Preston North End take on Middlesbrough in the live lunchtime kickoff with live streaming from Deepdale to watch from the ground.

Newly-promoted Preston play host to Middlesbrough, which would be looking to bounce back from play-off final heartbreak on the opening day of the 2015/16 Sky Bet Championship.

Preston have returned to Championship after an absence of four years and would be hoping to make it out.

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The Lancashire side have enjoyed a good 12 months or so which saw them secure 3rd position in the League One season and it is the first time in ten attempts that the club has managed to secure the promotion through play offs.

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The Lilywhites would be looking to replicate their form from last season that saw them collect 89 points with Joe Garner being the main hand behind all that as he managed to score 27 goals for the club in all competitions.

Simon Grayson took the reins of the Lancashire club in February 2013 and has now led the club to the Championship.

He is a respected figure in the camp and there is a strong belief that with him at the helm, Preston North End can surprise many in the Championship. And the club is going in the right direction with its transfer activities as Preston have tied down the top gaol scorer from last season, Joe Garner.

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In addition to that, the club has also managed to keep Paul Gallagher at the club which is a massive boost for the Lancashire outfit.

The signing of Jamie Beckford on a permanent basis is another example of shrewd business by the manager. Beckford has tremendous experience under his belt and has played for many sides in the Championship.

He had has a spell in the Premier League as well with Everton and he managed to score 18 goals in 31 appearances for Preston last season on loan from Bolton Wanderers.

Preston North End Squad

Goalkeepers

1 Jones 21 Stuckmann 26 James 35 Hudson

Defenders

3 Laird 4 Wiseman 5 Clarke 6 Wright 15 Woods 16 Buchanan 20 Davies 23 Huntington 32 Wilmer-Anderton

Midfielders

2 Keane 7 Humphrey 8 Kilkenny 11 Holmes 17 Reid 19 Welsh 22 King 24 Johnson 30 Brownhill 31 Browne

Forwards

9 Davies 14 Garner 18 Little 25 Hugill 33 Ryan 40 Ebanks-Blake

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