A draw against Burnley and defeat at Blackburn leaves Boro at the foot of the division, but victory today will be enough to lift Graeme Lee’s side up to second spot.

It’s the first outing for the youngsters since the 4-1 defeat at West Brom last Monday, following the midweek washout against Boro Rangers in the North Riding Senior Cup.

With 11 Academy graduates travelling to Leeds on Saturday with the first team squad, a number of those will be in action against the Eagles.

Ben Liddle and Tyrone O’Neill, who both made their senior debuts as substitutes at Elland Road, are in the squad for the tie.