Didier Digard returns to the starting 11 after serving a 3 game suspension. Alves replaces Tuncay upfront.
The transfer window slammed shut on Monday afternoon and, after no much-needed business was conducted by Gareth Southgate, I firmly believe Boro’s time in the top floor of English football is about to end!
Middlesbrough FC have rejected a bid from Portsmouth FC for Gary O'Neil. Stay with oneBoro for the latest transfer news on Deadline Day!
Ross Turnbull is understood to have turned down a 'take it or leave it' contract from Middlesbrough FC and is catching the eye of Chelsea officials.
Boro are rumoured to be making a move to Bayern Munich striker Miroslav Klose whilst Gary O'Neil is set to walk out of Middlesbrough FC.
Gareth Southgate is unlikely to bring in any permanent players before the transfer window closes. Josh Walker returns to the Boro squad for the Blackburn game.
Gareth Southgate could spend upto £8 million before transfer deadline day on Monday. James Harper is currently having a medical with Boro.
Two second half goals from Salomon Kalou saw off a hard fought game against Boro.
Malon King is set to start for Boro as they take on Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge.
Luton Town have signed Tom Craddock from Boro, having a two-and-half year deal.