Andrew Crofts and Casper Ankergren have been drafted back into the Seagulls' starting lineup, with the former replacing the injured Will Buckley and the latter coming in place of Tomasz Kuszczak between the sticks.
Middlesbrough: Steele, Hoyte, Halliday, Woodgate, Williams, Haroun, Smallwood, Leadbitter, Main, McDonald, Zemmama
Subs: Leutwiler, Bikey, Ameobi, McEachran, Carayol, Miller, Bailey
Brighton: Ankergren; Calderon, Greer, Upson, Bridge; Bridcutt, Hammond, Crofts; David, Ulloa, Orland
Subs: Brezovan, El-Abd, Painter, Dicker, Forster-Caskey, Vicente, Barker