We're delighted to welcome one of our favourite sons back to the Riverside Stadium on Saturday.

Brazilian maestro Juninho is returning to Teesside for the game against Blackburn Rovers and Boro fans will be given the chance to show their appreciation to the Little Fella.

Juninho, one of the most celebrated players to pull on the famous shirt, will be introduced to the Riverside crowd ahead of the kick-off against Blackburn.

The Boro legend said: "I can't wait to come back to the Riverside. As everyone knows, Middlesbrough and Teesside holds a special place in my heart, and I'm looking forward to being at the game and seeing those wonderful fans again."

Boro CEO Neil Bausor added: "We're delighted Juninho is coming back this weekend. He made a huge impact during his time with the club and it will be great to see him at the Riverside once again. It'll be a special afternoon for everyone, and I know the fans will look forward to welcoming him back and showing their appreciation."

Tickets for the game are available online here or by contacting 0844 499 1234