Middlesbrough take on Neil Warnock’s side at the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday afternoon at 3pm.
Here is the predicted Middlesbrough XI for the trip to South Wales:
GK – Darren Randolph
Star of the show in Boro’s win over Reading, Randolph made seven saves and secured a place in the WhoScored Championship team of the week.
RB – Anfernee Dijksteel
Having played his best game in a Middlesbrough shirt since signing, Dijksteel also achieved a place in the team of the week alongside Randolph.
CB – Dael Fry
Fry captained the side for the second game running, and is likely to lead out the team in Cardiff.
CB – Ryan Shotton
Shotton will presumably get the nod over Dani Ayala, with the Englishman impressing in a central role recently.
LB – Marc Bola
Despite a disappointing game against Reading, Bola will continue to play with injuries to George Friend and Hayden Coulson.
CDM – Adam Clayton
Clayon was impressive again sitting in front of the back four, and is vital to how Woodgate wants to play.
CM – Paddy McNair
McNair has been one of the standout players for Boro this season, and will continue in his central midfield role.
CM – George Saville
I expect Saville to replace Lewis Wing, who failed to have an impact on the game against Reading.
RW – Marvin Johnson
Johnson scored his first goal of the season last weekend, and will keep his place against Cardiff on Saturday.
ST – Britt Assombalonga
Assombalonga wasn’t at his best last time out, but will start against a Cardiff side he has only netted against once, back in 2014 for Nottingham Forest.
LW – Ashley Fletcher
Fletcher will continue in a wide role ahead of Marcus Browne, and the forward will be hoping to add to his tally at the weekend.