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Woodgate missing for Boro's Tigers test
MIDDLESBROUGH captain Jonathan Woodgate has been left out of the team to face Hull City at the Riverside Stadium tonight.
The Boro skipper has been left out as precautionary measure after playing in Saturday's win at Brighton and with Bolton due to visit Teesside on Saturday. Seb Hines slots in for the ninth different back four selected this season.
There is also no place for Scott McDonald, who is named among the substitutes. The Aussie striker has been replaced by Ishamel Miller, while Adam Reach returns to the fold at the expense of Nicky Bailey.
MIDDLESBROUGH (4-4-2): Steele; Parnaby, Hines, Bikey, Friend; Haroun, McEachran, Leadbitter, Reach; Emnes, Miller. Subs: Leutwiler (gk), Bailey, Ledesma, Halliday, Park, McDonald, Smallwood.
HULL CITY (4-4-2): Amos; Rosenior, Chester, McShane, Dawson; Elmohamady, McKenna, Olofinjana, Quinn; McClean, Proschwitz. Subs: Oxley, Evans, Simpson, Cooper, Aluko, Bruce, Townsend.