McDonald could take on Magpies

Jeremie Aliadiere is out of Middlesbrough's Tyne-Tees derby clash at home to Newcastle on Saturday but Scott McDonald could feature.

Last Updated: 12/03/10 at 15:21

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French striker Aliadiere is expected to be sidelined for up to six weeks after breaking a toe in last weekend's 1-0 defeat at Cardiff.

Fellow forward McDonald's fitness will be assessed following his return to training after a hernia operation.

Midfielder Willo Flood is expected to be sidelined with a knee injury he sustained against the Bluebirds, with the club waiting to learn the full extent of the damage.

Emanuel Pogatetz missed out last weekend with a knee problem of his own and is unlikely to feature but Chris Riggott (hamstring) has a chance of making the bench.

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