Middlesbrough take on Burton Albion on Tuesday evening at the Riverside Stadium, with no new concerns for Garry Monk to fret over, according to Sky Sports.

Boro will be wanting to kick-on with their indifferent campaign with a victory over the Pirelli Stadium outfit, after having one and losing the other in the Championship so far.

It is believed that Monk is very unlikely to make any changes to his side, after seeing them take all three points from a 1-0 victory over Sheffield United last weekend.

Daniel Ayala had missed out in that game with an ankle injury, however, he could feature at some point in the match, whether that be starting or coming on from the substitutes bench.

Dael Fry had played in place of the Spanish centre-back and performed to a high standard, which could see the 19-year-old retain his place in the side.

Monk is, however, unlikely to be without Martin Braithwaite once again, after he sat out of the weekend’s fixture with the Blades with a muscle injury, and does not appear likely to be fit in time for the visit of Burton.

Patrick Bamford had stepped in place of the striker and performed with a fine display, in a league the young centre-forward knows very well.

Ashley Fletcher and Lewis Baker will both be pushing hard for a starting place as well, after having to be the second choice to Rudy Gestede and coming off the substitutes bench.

Monk will be well aware that the fixture will not be an easy match for his Boro side to win, although he will be hoping the momentum gained from their victory over the weekend, which has since been marred by the mass brawl, can be brought into their next game.

Burton are coming off the back of a 4-1 hammering to Hull City, so they will want to make sure they are not on the receiving end of a similar storyline and will make sure they put up a challenge this time out.


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