Birmingham come into the fixture having pulled themselves seven points away from the drop zone thanks to a draw and a win in their last two matches.
George Friend is to be assessed by the home side before the match, while Faris Haroun and Josh McEachran are expected to return after their pair missed last weekend's defeat at Bristol City through illness.
The visitors have no new injury concerns for their trip to the Riverside Stadium.
Possible starting lineups
Boro: Steele; Friend, McManus, Williams, Woodgate; Bailey, McEachran, Smallwood, Emnes; Carayol, McDonald
Birmingham: Butland; Davies, Spector, Caddis, Robinson, Ferguson, Burke, Elliott, Reilly; Lovenkrands, Zigic
Sports Mole says: 2-1