Defender Roger Johnson, who recently joined the club on a free transfer, is not in the Addicks squad, while Christophe Lepoint will have to wait to make his full debut after being placed on the bench.
Midfielder Johnnie Jackson returns from a calf injury but also has to make do with a role among the substitutes.
Middlesbrough: Dimi, Fredericks, Gibson, Omeruo, Friend, Leadbitter, Clayton, Adomah, Tomlin, Vossen, Bamford
Subs: Mejias, Woodgate, Forshaw, Reach, Whitehead, Kalas, Kike
Charlton: Dmitrovic, Solly, Fox, Ben Haim, Onyewu, Gudmundsson, Veljkovic, Buyens, Cousins, Watt, Church
Subs: Etheridge, Wilson, Gomez, Jackson, Bikey-Amougou, Vetokele, Lepoint
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