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Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray is without Stephen McManus for the visit of Millwall.

McManus has been ruled out for four months following ankle surgery, leaving Boro short of numbers in defence with either Matthew Bates or Seb Hines, who played in the reserves this week, likely to fill the void in Boro's backline.

Kevin Thompson faces a late fitness test after limping off in the defeat to Swansea with a fractured fibula.

Striker Marvin Emnes has returned from his loan spell at Swansea and, following a 45 minute run out in the reserves, is likely to make the squad, while defender David Wheater is fully fit after recovering from an arm injury.

Midfielder Barry Robson was an unused substitute for Scotland in midweek, despite lacking fitness following a thigh problem, but should be included in the squad.

Jason Puncheon and Calvin Andrew will be added to the Millwall squad for the trip to Middlesbrough.

Southampton winger Puncheon and Crystal Palace striker Andrew have this week been drafted in on loan until January after the Lions were hit by a spate of injuries.

Wideman Chris Hackett is out for a fortnight with a hip injury picked up against Sheffield United last weekend and forwards Kevin Lisbie and Theo Robinson are sidelined by knee problems.

Boss Kenny Jackett will also have to do without versatile defender Scott Barron, who has been an ever-present this term but must serve a one-match ban after collecting a fifth booking against the Blades.

Tony Craig is Barron's likely replacement at left-back.

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2 N Forest 10 10 20
3 Watford 10 8 20
4 Derby 10 9 19
5 Ipswich 10 6 18
6 Wolves 9 5 18
7 Charlton 10 4 18
8 M'boro 10 6 17
9 Sheff Wed 10 3 16
10 Reading 9 0 14
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12 Brentford 10 -3 14
13 Cardiff 10 0 13
14 Leeds 9 -2 13
15 Bournemth 10 1 12
16 Millwall 10 -3 11
17 Rotherham 10 -4 11
18 Brighton 10 -2 10
19 Birmingham 10 -6 10
20 Wigan 10 -2 9
21 Huddersfld 9 -10 8
22 Bolton 9 -8 5
23 Fulham 9 -12 4
24 Blackpool 10 -9 3

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