Graeme Lee's side have already secured a place in the knockout phase of the competition having emphatically beaten Blackburn Rovers 4-1 last time out in the Premier League Cup. 

The U23s stretched their unbeaten run to four games on Monday with a 1-0 win on the road at Reading. 

The Eagles are up next tonight for the young Boro side at Bishop Auckland's Heritage Park, with Palace at the foot of the standings in Group G. 

Entry is free at Heritage Park for Boro Season Card holders, with all other tickets available on the door at £3.