Boro's opening game of the new season is set to be screened live on Sky Sports.

Our trip to Fulham will now take place on Sunday 8 August with a 1.30pm kick-off.

It's the third season in a row we have been selected for an opening weekend broadcast.

Two seasons ago, we kicked-off the campaign with a 3-3 draw at Luton and last term we were edged out 1-0 at Watford, also in front of the TV cameras.