BBC Tees and Middlesbrough FC agree three-year deal

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BBC Tees and Middlesbrough FC have signed a new three-year football commentary deal.

The deal means BBC Tees will be able to continue providing exclusive commentary of all of Middlesbrough FC’s games home and away for the next three seasons.

BBC Tees commentator Mark Drury BBC Tees commentator Mark Drury

The new line-up at BBC Tees sees Mark Drury leading the match day commentary at all games.

He's joined by ex-Boro player Neil Maddison, in his third season as co-commentator, while touchline reporter Rob Law makes up the matchday team.

Drury, said: "I’m really looking forward to seeing Middlesbrough kick off a Premier League season for the first time in eight years.

"The end of last season was one of the most dramatic and exciting I can remember in 30 years of watching The Boro and I’m sure this season is going to be just as eventful.

"It will be a huge pleasure seeing Aitor Karanka’s side taking on the big boys at some of the most famous grounds in Europe and a real privilege for me and Neil to bring the atmosphere back into people’s homes and workplaces all across Teesside."

Dan Thorpe, managing editor of BBC Tees, added: "We know our listeners love the commentary that BBC Tees provides on Middlesbrough FC and I am delighted that the station will continue to cover all the team’s matches for the next three years."