Graeme Lee's side kick-off at 1pm at the Lotus Training Centre with eyes on a win that will see them leapfrog the Canaries to the summit in the standings.

The Boro youngsters are in good form, having put a late defeat at Leeds United behind them with 6-0 and 3-0 successes since, over Sunderland and Burnley.

That means the Teessiders have scored more than any other side in the division, while a meagre three goals conceded is also the best defensive record.

Norwich, meanwhile, have won four from six but also lost to third-placed Leeds last time out.