Team News: Middlesbrough trio fail late fitness tests

Dougie Freedman
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Middlesbrough's Joe Bennett, Kevin Thomson and Muzzy Carayol are out of today's Championship clash against Crystal Palace.

Middlesbrough are without three players for today's Championship clash against Crystal Palace.

Full-back Joe Bennett and midfielders Kevin Thomson and Muzzy Carayol all failed late fitness tests ahead of the game.

Crystal Palace are without skipper Paddy McCarthy and midfielder Jonathan Williams, who also failed fitness tests.

Palace boss Dougie Freedman has drafted in striker Jermaine Easter to spearhead their attack in an attempt to lift the club from the bottom of the table.

Middlesbrough: Steele, Hines, R Williams, Hoyte, Friend, Reach, Leadbitter, McEachran, Haroun, Zemmama, Miller

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Parr, Martin, Ramage, Dikgacoi, Garvan, Jedinak, Zaha, Easter, Blake, Bolasie

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