Middlesbrough manager Jonathan Woodgate could have Britt Assombalonga back in contention for the game against Stoke City tomorrow night. The 27-year-old has missed the last two games with an ankle injury.
However, Ryan Shotton (knee), George Friend (groin), Anfernee Dijksteel (knee) and Darren Randolph (thigh) are all still out of contention. Both Marcus Browne and Paddy McNair are suspended following their red cards in the 3-1 defeat to Swansea last Saturday.
Middlesbrough’s Predicted XI To Face Stoke:
Pears, Howson, Ayala, Fry, Coulson, Wing, Clayton, Saville, Johnson, Assombalonga, Tavernier
Stoke could welcome back captain Ryan Shawcross after the centre-back recovered from a groin injury. Midfielder Peter Etebo (thigh) is still unavailable.
Stoke’s Predicted XI:
Butland, Edwards, Batth, Lindsay, Ward, Allen, Cousins, Clucas, Ince, Vokes, McClean
The bookmakers have Stoke as the favourites with Betway pricing them at 8/5 to get the win. A draw is 23/10 with Sky Bet while a victory for Boro is currently 39/20 at Unibet.
Predicted Score – 1-0 to Middlesbrough