Middlesbrough return to league action following their midweek FA Cup fifth-round defeat at the hands of Chelsea. Boro have endured a poor run of form in the league, having lost seven of their last nine games. Despite this, Tony Mowbray's side are one point and one place outside the playoff places.
Cardiff got back to winning ways with their 2-1 success against Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend. They have collected 23 points from a possible last 27 away from home.
Mowbray could stick with the same eleven which were beaten by Chelsea, although Marvin Emnes could be recalled to the side.
Cardiff City: WWDWLW
Possible starting lineups
Middlesbrough: Steele; Bailey, Friend, McManus, Bikey, Williams; Haroun, Leadbitter, McDonald, Emnes; Carayol
Cardiff City: Marshall; Taylor, Hudson, Turner; Whittingham, Cowie, Conway, Connolly, Gunnarsson; Campbell, Bellamy
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