Middlesbrough face another tricky encounter as they travel to face Swansea City this weekend.
The Teessiders are enjoying a decent run of form after losing just one of their last six games – the 4-0 defeat against Leeds United.
Since then, Jonathan Woodgate’s side have picked up four points from a possible six after beating Charlton Athletic and drawing with Nottingham Forest midweek.
A trip to South Wales gives Middlesbrough the chance to make it seven points in a week – something which would go a long way to restoring the confidence in the camp.
Woodgate is contending with a lengthy injury list at present, but who could he pick to start against Swansea City? Let’s take a look.
With Darren Randolph out of action for a few more weeks, Aynsley Pears is set to continue his run in goal.
Jonny Howson has really showed his quality at centre back and is starting to look like part of the furniture alongside Daniel Ayala and Dael Fry in the heart of the defence.
Djed Spence and Hayden Coulson have looked hugely impressive at wing-back during the last two fixtures, and assuming that Jonathan Woodgate doesn’t decide to rest them, they look like firm favourites to start down the flanks.
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Lewis Wing could be fit enough to return, but given Middlesbrough’s recent performances the inclination will be to stick with the current formula.
Adam Clayton has provided a solid foundation to build on in midfield, and he could start alongside Paddy McNair and Marcus Tavernier who will add a box-to-box presence.
Ashley Fletcher has looked much better in recent weeks, and assuming that Britt Assombalonga is deemed to be fit it will likely be the case that Middlesbrough’s two strikers will link up once again.