Middlesbrough face a tricky encounter as they welcome Luton Town to the Riverside Stadium this evening.
After a run of three defeats from four fixtures the Teessiders got themselves back to winning ways with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Millwall at the weekend.
That win will have done wonders for confidence, while also pushing the club back up the table.
Three points against the Hatters could see Neil Warnock’s side move up to seventh position in the league meaning that they remain firmly in the race for a top six finish.
However if they lose the club risk falling away and allowing a number of other teams, including Luton, to overtake them.
If Middlesbrough are to get a result then Warnock will need as many players fit as possible, and thankfully there are no fresh concerns going into the clash.
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Middlesbrough will, however, be without a number of key faces for the contest.
Neil Warnock confirmed last week that Jonny Howson will be out for a number of weeks after suffering a hamstring injury in the defeat against Preston North End.
Nathan Wood is also set to miss out as he continues his period of self-isolation.
The Teessiders will also be without Ashley Fletcher, Marcus Browne and Grant Hall who are all long-term absentees.
It’s thought that Fletcher and Browne could return in January, while the defender looks set for a longer spell in the sidelines.