Selection worries for Mowbray
Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray will run the rule over his walking wounded before naming his team for the npower Championship showdown with Brighton.
Central defender Jonathan Woodgate has been monitored all week after suffering concussion in a first-half clash of heads during last weekend's 1-0 defeat at Hull.
He was taken to hospital on Humberside, but released after being looked over and will be assessed over the next 48 hours.
Mowbray will also await news of midfielder Kieron Dyer (hamstring) and strikers Emmanuel Ledesma (ankle) and Marvin Emnes (also hamstring), with all three fighting to be fit.
However, full-back George Friend's hamstring problem is likely to rule him out for the remainder of the season, a fate which has already befallen midfielder Julio Arca (toe).
Will Buckley and Kazenga LuaLua could be fit for Brighton.
The wingers both suffered hamstring injuries during last weekend's 1-1 draw with Leicester but the problems are not as bad as first feared and boss Gus Poyet will make late decisions on them.
Bruno is due back in full training after a month out with a calf problem but he will not be risked just yet, so fellow Spaniard Inigo Calderon continues at right-back.
Strikers Craig Mackail-Smith (Achilles) and Will Hoskins (knee) continue their recoveries from long-term injuries while Ashley Barnes is still suspended.
That means Argentinean frontman Leonardo Ulloa, who has scored eight goals in his last 10 games, continues on his own in attack.