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Lee Tomlin is given a yellow card.
Scott McDonald has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
Foul by Ishmael Miller on Robert Olejnik, free kick awarded. Robert Olejnik takes the direct free kick.
Danny Swanson comes on in place of Nathaniel Knight-Percival.
Ishmael Miller fouled by Gabriel Zakuani, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Emmanuel Ledesma from the free kick. Corner taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter, Robert Olejnik makes a save.
Foul by Grant Leadbitter on George Boyd, free kick awarded. George Thorne takes the direct free kick.
George Thorne concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Smallwood. Free kick taken by Grant Leadbitter.
Kane Ferdinand replaces Tommy Rowe.
Kevin Thomson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Josh McEachran.
A goal is scored by Ishmael Miller from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Peterborough 2-3 Middlesbrough.Assist by Josh McEachran.
Marvin Emnes leaves the field to be replaced by Ishmael Miller.
Header from just outside the box by Dwight Gayle goes over the crossbar.
Richard Smallwood on for Faris Haroun.
The offside flag is raised against Scott McDonald. Gabriel Zakuani takes the free kick.
Emmanuel Ledesma takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Gabriel Zakuani.
Lee Tomlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Halliday. Josh McEachran takes the free kick.
Foul by Mark Little on Faris Haroun, free kick awarded. Emmanuel Ledesma restarts play with the free kick. Tommy Rowe produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Faris Haroun by Michael Bostwick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Grant Leadbitter. Emmanuel Ledesma takes the inswinging corner, save by Robert Olejnik.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh McEachran on George Boyd. George Boyd takes the direct free kick.
Michael Bostwick fouled by Scott McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by George Thorne.
Dwight Gayle takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele. Corner taken right-footed by Lee Tomlin, Dwight Gayle finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Peterborough 2-2 Middlesbrough.Assist by Michael Bostwick.
Faris Haroun concedes a free kick for a foul on George Boyd. Direct free kick taken by George Boyd.
Shot from outside the box by George Thorne misses to the left of the target.
Unfair challenge on Gabriel Zakuani by Marvin Emnes results in a free kick. Gabriel Zakuani takes the direct free kick.
Dwight Gayle finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Peterborough 1-2 Middlesbrough.The assist for the goal came from Lee Tomlin.
Andrew Halliday has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.
Lee Tomlin has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.
Effort from the edge of the box by Tommy Rowe goes wide of the right-hand upright. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lee Tomlin.
Stuart Parnaby handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lee Tomlin.
George Thorne takes a shot. Jason Steele makes a comfortable save.
George Boyd takes a shot. Clearance by Jonathan Woodgate. Corner taken right-footed by Lee Tomlin from the right by-line, George Thorne has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the target.
Foul by Michael Bostwick on Marvin Emnes, free kick awarded. Faris Haroun takes the direct free kick.
Faris Haroun grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Peterborough 0-2 Middlesbrough.Assist on the goal came from Stuart Parnaby.
Effort from the edge of the area by George Thorne goes wide of the left-hand post. Outswinging corner taken by Lee Tomlin, clearance made by Jonathan Woodgate.
Marvin Emnes produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
Faris Haroun concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Tomlin. George Thorne takes the free kick.
Marvin Emnes concedes a free kick for a foul on Gabriel Zakuani. George Boyd takes the free kick.
Scott McDonald takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik. Stuart Parnaby produces a cross.
Faris Haroun takes a shot. Blocked by Gabriel Zakuani. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Grant Leadbitter from the left by-line to the near post, save made by Robert Olejnik.
Corner taken right-footed by Lee Tomlin, Andrew Halliday makes a clearance.
Andrew Halliday manages to make a clearance. Centre by Lee Tomlin, Faris Haroun finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Peterborough 0-1 Middlesbrough.Assist on the goal came from Scott McDonald.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Marvin Emnes on Lee Tomlin. Direct free kick taken by Lee Tomlin.
Foul by Gabriel Zakuani on Marvin Emnes, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Emmanuel Ledesma.
Bostwick set for Posh return
Michael Bostwick comes back into the reckoning for Peterborough ahead of Middlesborough's visit to London Road.
Midfielder Bostwick had been used as a central defender in the two games prior to his one-match suspension last weekend but with Gaby Zakuani primed for a recall to the starting line-up, it remains to be seen whether manager Darren Ferguson will continue down that road.
Fans' favourite Zakuani is expected to make his long-awaited return to the team on Saturday.
The Congolese has been absent from the starting XI for the last 13 npower Championship fixtures after he was dropped following the 2-0 home defeat by Wolves on September 22.
But back-to-back 4-1 home defeats could persuade Ferguson to end the centre-back's exile for the visit of high-flying Boro.
"Gaby is always in my thoughts, but other players have done very well in his position since he was left out," said Ferguson.
"There have been signs of mental tiredness in recent games though so I may have to shake up the starting line-up."
With Tyrone Barnett and Emile Sinclair on the transfer list and currently out on loan at Ipswich and Barnsley respectively, Saido Berahino's return to West Brom leaves Ferguson short of striking options.
The teenager has gone back to his parent club after scans revealed he has a chipped bone in his knee which is expected to keep him out for at least two months.
Full-back George Friend has a 50-50 chance of returning to the Middlesbrough squad in time.
Friend suffered a hamstring tear in the 1-0 defeat at Cardiff on November 17 and has missed the last three games as a result, but he could be available this weekend.
Central defender Jonathan Woodgate will be assessed as he continues his recovery from the calf problem he picked up in the 3-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday on November 9, as will midfielder Faris Haroun, who sustained a similar injury the following weekend.
Midfielder Julio Arca is making good progress after toe surgery, but his return is not expected until the new year.
Defender Rhys Williams (ankle ligaments) could yet be back in business before the turn of the year, but midfielder Muzzy Carayol and striker Curtis Main (both knee surgery), who are also on the mend, are not likely to figure before 2013.
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