Visiting manager Aitor Karanka has a host of injury problems, particularly in defence. A calf complaint is likely to rule out Jonathan Woodgate for the fifth match in succession, while Daniel Ayala, Rhys Williams and Seb Hines will also be absent.
Boro will also be without midfielder Grant Leadbitter, who will sit out the last of his two-match suspension.
Middlesbrough have failed to win either of the last two meetings between these sides, but prior to that, they won seven consecutive matches against the Terriers.
Possible starting lineups
Huddersfield: Smithies; Dixon, Clarke, Gerrard, Wallace; Hammill, Southern, Clayton, Norwood; Vaughan, Wells
Middlesbrough: Konstantopoulos; Friend, Omeruo, Chalobah, Gibson; Whitehead, Varga, Tomlin, Adomah; Kamara, Graham
Sports Mole says: 1-0