Tony Mowbray recalls striker Marvin Emnes for their trip to in-form Watford after the Dutch striker had missed Boro's last three matches.
Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray has recalled Marvin Emnes to the starting lineup for their trip to Watford this afternoon
The Dutch striker has missed Boro's last three matches, but has been named alongside the in-form Lukas Jutkiewicz, who has four goals in his last four games, in attack.
Mowbray has made two more changes from the midweek draw against Derby County, with Steve McManus and Faris Haroun replacing Seb Hines and Kevin Thomson.
Hornets boss Gianfranco Zola is forced into making one change to his continental side, with striker Matej Vydra coming in for the suspended Fernando Forestieri.
Zola had hope to recall experienced defender Nyron Nosworthy, but the former Sunderland centre-back has not recovered from injury in time to feature.
Watford: Almunia; Hoban, Hall, Neuton; Cassetti, Abdi, Hogg, Chalobah, Pudil; Deeney, Vydra
Boro: Steele, Hoyte, McManus, Bikey, Friend, Bailey, Haroun, McEachran, Leadbitter, Jutkiewicz, Emnes