Gaston Ramirez is back in contention for Boro this weekend with the midfielder having completed a week of training with the squad in Spain.

Ramirez has been sidelined with a knee injury since January's game against Leicester City at the Riverside, putting him out of action for five weeks.

Aitor Karanka's only other injury absentees are Antonio Barragan and George Friend, who picked up a knock in the Emirates FA Cup tie against Accrington Stanley at the Riverside in January.