Virus sweeps through Riverside

Gordon Strachan will make several late decisions ahead of Tuesday's home clash with Preston (8pm) as a virus sweeps through Middlesbrough.

Last Updated: 22/03/10 at 16:56

Strachan: Virus to contend with

Strachan: Virus to contend with

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Strachan gave his players Monday off in a bid to prevent the bug spreading after defender Stephen McManus went down with it at the weekend.

No-one has yet been ruled out as a result but the manager will take a head count before finalising his plans.

Full-back Justin Hoyte is struggling with a calf problem but Rhys Williams returns from suspension.

Tony McMahon (stress fracture of the foot), Seb Hines (ankle and knee ligament) and Matthew Bates (cruciate ligament) are still out.

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