Although there are one or two regular bumps and bruises to check on following Wednesday night’s victory over Wigan Athletic, everyone is putting themselves forward to play as the Tigers’ chase for a play-off spot continues against a side currently one point ahead of them in the table.
“There are one or two bumps and bruises, which you would expect after a challenging game like we had against Wigan Athletic, and it’s a quick turnaround from Wednesday night to Saturday afternoon, but the lads are fine and they all want to be involved,” said Adkins.
“Stephen Kingsley is feeling his groin a little bit, so he’s the one that will probably miss out along with Angus MacDonald, and we’ve got James Weir and Max Sheaf playing with the U23s on Friday afternoon so they won’t be involved at Middlesbrough.
“Everyone wants to play, everyone wants to start but I can only pick eleven and then the impact from the bench. We had a good impact the other night, being able to change our formation around a little bit because we have to find a way to win. We did that on Wednesday to keep our momentum going.”
Middlesbrough will be without captain and left back George Friend who is expected to miss the rest of the season, while midfielder Lewis Wing is out after having a hernia operation. ‘Boro are hopeful that Mo Besic will be fit enough to start.
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