New signing Faris Haroun goes straight into the Middlesbrough squad.
The Belgium international midfielder signed a three-year deal on Thursday and could get his first taste of English football at the Riverside Stadium.
He will be joined in the squad by defender Tony McMahon, who is available after serving a one-game ban in midweek following his dismissal at Leeds.
Full-back Justin Hoyte remains a doubt after limping off with a recurrence of his thigh strain during the 3-1 win at Barnsley, although he will be given time to prove his fitness.
Merouane Zemmama and Kevin Thomson remains on the long-term casualty list with hip muscle and shin and ankle problems respectively.