Two sides battling for Championship promotion meet at the Riverside on Saturday afternoon, as Middlesbrough take on West Brom.
Middlesbrough head into the clash 13th in the standings, just six points behind West Brom, who currently occupy one of the play-off positions at the midway point of the season.
Boro overcame Port Vale in midweek to book a Carabao Cup semi-final tie against Chelsea, but that victory came at a cost with three more players heading into the treatment room and the Baggies look ready to take advantage of the injury situation.
Middlesbrough are dealing with a lengthy injury list, with Hayden Hackney, Tom Smith, Darragh Lenihan and Lewis O’Brien all not expected back until January.
Paddy McNair, Marcus Forss and Riley McGree are also sidelined through injury, although the trio could be back in action at the end of this month.
Rav van den Berg is a doubt due to a back problem, while Emmanuel Latte Lath, Isaiah Jones and Matt Crooks will need to be assessed after coming off with hamstring injuries in the victory over Vale.
West Brom remain without the injured trio of Matt Phillips, Josh Maja and Daryl Dike, while there are doubts over John Swift’s availability after he missed the draw against Stoke last time out with muscle issues.