And so the match is now only an hour away, the Middlesbrough line up may have to be delayed as there are reports on Radio 5 Live circulating that they are stuck in traffic and having to get a police escort to the ground, whilst our team have been here a little while, and have been for a nice walk round the pitch to settle in for the afternoon and calm any nerves
City unchanged starting line up
Ruddy; Whittaker, Martin (c), Bassong, Olsson; Redmond, Howson, Tettey, Johnson; Hoolahan; Jerome
Subs: Rudd (GK), Grabban, Hooper, E Bennett, R Bennett, O'Neil. Dorrans.