Competition: npower Championship
Venue: Riverside Stadium
Kick-off: Tuesday 12th February, 7:45pm
Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray is keen to get back to winning ways when his side host Leeds United at the Riverside tonight.
The 3-2 loss at home to Barnsley on Saturday made it five league defeats in a row for Boro. The result was also missed opportunity to gain ground on their fellow promotion chasers, with all five of the teams above Middlesbrough dropping points over the weekend.
However, Boro can move to within three points of second placed Leicester City with a victory over Leeds. Speaking ahead of the match, Mowbray said:
– Tony Mowbray, Middlesbrough FC Manager
We're expecting a tough game. I think Neil's [Warnock] teams always come and are fired up. So we have to be ready to match that. Our need to get back to winning ways creates a focussed mind, and so our team will be ready I'm sure.
Middlesbrough could welcome back striker Ismael Miller and defender Jonathan Woodgate against his former club. Both have returned to training this week after recovering from injury. Australian international Scott McDonald is rated doubtful with a back problem.
RECENT HEAD-TO-HEAD RESULTS
- Leeds United 2-1 Middlesbrough - 22nd December 2012
- Middlesbrough 0-2 Leeds United - 11th March 2012
- Leeds United 0-1 Middlesbrough - 13th August 2011
Leeds United: LWLWLD