Middlesbrough V Hull at The Riverside Stadium : Match Preview

22 October 2012 05:01
Middlesbrough V Hull - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Boro to assess Woodgate Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray will make a late decision on central defender Jonathan Woodgate ahead of Tuesday night's npower Championship clash with Hull. The 32-year-old, who returned to action after a three-week lay-off with a hamstring injury in Saturday's 1-0 win at Brighton, is feeling the after-effects and will be assessed. Striker Luke Williams, who has a hip flexor problem, is in a similar position, but is unlikely to be risked for the game at the Riverside Stadium. Full-back Justin Hoyte and midfielder Merouane Zemmama (both hamstring) have returned to training, but are still some way off full match fitness, while midfielder Kevin Thomson is expected to be sidelined for two weeks by a calf injury. He joins strikers Lukas Jutkiewicz and Curtis Main and midfielder Muzzy Carayol (all knee), as well as defender Rhys Williams (ankle ligaments), on the sidelines. Hull striker Nick Proschwitz could have forced his way back into contention with a matchwinning weekend display. The German, who has made only three starts for Hull since arriving in a #2.6million move in the summer, stepped off the substitutes' bench to score twice - the second deep in injury time - and earn the Tigers a 2-1 home win over Ipswich. Proschwitz has had to be patient in recent weeks due to the form of Jay Simpson and Sone Aluko, but his two goals on Saturday may earn him only a fourth start for the club. Manager Steve Bruce must also decide whether to stick with Liam Rosenior and Andy Dawson in his back four or recall fit-again pair James Chester, who recovered from a hamstring strain to play the final 20 minutes on Saturday, and Joe Dudgeon (knee). Hull have won five of their last eight league games and lie sixth in the table.

Source: PA

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