Injury Concerns Ahead Of Arsenal Clash
Justin Hoyte may be forced to miss the Arsenal game, after picking up an injury in training.
He will join Mido and Gary O'Neil who face late fitness tests.
Andrew Taylor is also rated 50/50 ahead of the game.
Matthew Bates, Seb Hines and Tony McMahon will be all be considered to replace the injured defenders.
Tony McMahon has re-joined the Boro squad after a successful loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday and is the likely replacement for Justin Hoyte.
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David Wheater will miss the game after picking up a one game suspension after his sending off agains Hull City.