Wheater out for Boro

10 December 2010 10:30
Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray will be without key defender David Wheater for the npower Championship clash with Cardiff. The 23-year-old is suspended after picking up his fifth booking of the season in last Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Coventry. However, midfielder Barry Robson is expected to return after missing the game at the Ricoh Arena because of illness. Striker Leroy Lita is a doubt with a similar virus, but midfielder Kevin Thomson could be available once again after another lay-off with soreness in the leg he broke earlier this season. Long-term absentee Jonathan Franks (herniated disc) is stepping up his rehabilitation, but Stephen McManus (ankle ligaments), Willo Flood (knee), Rhys Williams (pelvis) and Matt Kilgallon (back) remain on the sidelines.

Source: PA