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Middlesbrough Preview

5 November 2012

Sean O’Driscoll will be looking for an immediate response from his men as they look to bounce back from their 4-1 home defeat against Millwall.

If they are going to do so, however, they will have to overcome a Middlesbrough side who have won six away games on the bounce.  
O’Driscoll ruled Radoslaw Majewski out of the game after he injured his right ankle against Millwall, while Daniel Ayala also remains sidelined.   

Greg Halford returns from suspension and Jermaine Jenas could feature after resuming training this week.  

For the visitors, Marvin Emnes is rated 50/50 but Lukas Jutkiewicz is back in full contention after returning to action in Boro’s 4-1 win at Charlton.  

Jonathan Woodgate also featured at The Valley so could be rested tomorrow night – Seb Hines is his likely replacement.  

Rhys Williams, Curtis Main and Mustapha Carayol are all long-term absentees.  
Forest - 19th
Middlesbrough – 7th  
Ishmael Miller  

The big striker is on a season-long loan at The Riverside from Forest and has so far made nine appearances, scoring once.  

Despite being a regular starter for The Teessiders, Miller did not feature against Charlton and will miss out again tomorrow night as he cannot play against his parent club.  

His only goal so far came in the 2-0 win at home to Hull on October 23rd, although arguably his biggest contribution was his assist for Scott McDonald’s goal in the 1-0 Capital Cup win over North-East rivals Sunderland a fortnight ago. 
Forest wins over Middlesbrough: 24 (21 League, 1 FA Cup, 1 League Cup)
Middlesbrough wins over Forest: 20 (18 League, 2 FA Cup)
Draws: 29 (27 League, 2 FA Cup)  
Referee: Simon Hooper
Assistants: Ian Dudley and Stephen Ross
Fourth Official: Ryan Johnson  

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