Middlesbrough head to Hull City on Tuesday night looking to build on their win over Reading on Saturday, and boss Garry Monk could have the luxury of an unchanged squad to pick from.

The victory for Boro cancelled a winless streak of five matches in the Championship, and will have them, and their supporters, hopeful it is the start of much better things in the matches to come.

That was just Middlesbrough’s second away win all season, but they are undefeated in their last five on the road in the league, which should be a reason for them to be confident as they make the journey to the KCOM Stadium.

After seeing his side exit the Carabao Cup last week, Monk made a number of changes to his team for the weekend, with just one change from their previous Championship fixture at Cardiff.

The move worked as Boro went to Berkshire and came away with a 2-0 win, courtesy of goals from Grant Leadbitter and Britt Assombalonga, to move Middlesbrough into the top half of the table.

The former Leeds boss does not have any fresh injury concerns as he heads to East-Yorkshire with just Rudy Gestede missing from the squad, according to Sky Sports.

The Middlesbrough forward is back in training, but the match at the KCOM is expected to come too soon for the 29-year-old, although with Britt Assombalonga in such good form he may only have been on the bench even if he was fit.

The clash on Tuesday night will see two sides who were relegated from the Premier League last season battling each other. Both teams will have gone into the campaign looking to bounce back and get promoted at the first opportunity, but neither are in a position to do that at the present time.

On Halloween, Middlesbrough will be hoping that their trip to Hull is not a horror show as they look for the three points which could catapult them into the play-off places.


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