Smoggy Team News
Middlesbrough Team News: defender Franck Queudrue is a doubt after he sustained a dead leg and a head injury in the Uefa Cup win over FC Basele.
Young midfielder Lee Cattermole is also likely to stay on the sidelines with an ankle injury.
Newcastle Team News: midfielder Kieron Dyer returns after being rested last week, while defender Titus Bramble also comes back after a hamstring injury.
But striker Michael Owen (foot) is still out of contention.
Middlesbrough (from): Schwarzer, Jones, Parnaby, Taylor, Southgate, Riggott, Ehiogu, Davies, Bates, Boateng, Doriva, Downing, Parlour, Rochemback, Morrison, Yakubu, Hasselbaink, Viduka, Maccarone.
Newcastle (from): Given, Harper, Carr, Ramage, Moore, Bramble, Boumsong, Elliott, Solano, Bowyer, Emre, N'Zogbia, Dyer, Clark, Faye, Brittain, O'Brien, Shearer, Ameobi, Chopra.