Confirmed Middlesbrough v Wolves line-ups: Woodgate starts

Middlesbrough Fans

Middlesbrough host Wolves in a crucial Championship fixture.

Middlesbrough host Wolves for a game full of importance for both teams at the top of the Championship.

The hosts are in fourth position on 78 points, just one point back from an automatic promotion spot.

Wolves are in the hunt for the play-offs too, in eighth position, but level with sixth placed Ipswich on 71 points and only separated by goal difference.

Wolves had been in excellent form recently until their shock defeat to Birmingham City at the weekend.

All eyes will be on key strikers Patrick Bamford of Middlesbrough, on loan from Chelsea, and Wolves forward Benik Afobe, signed from Arsenal mid-season, to see if they can step up and make the difference in this pivotal fixture.

Here is a look at how the two teams line-up for the Riverside fixture...
Prior to that they had been the Championship's form team, winning four games in a row, but have lost only two of their last 10 games.

Middlesbrough have however lost four of their last 10, and are in unpredictable form winning two and losing two of their previous four matches.

Middlesbrough lineup

Starting:

  • Dimitrios Konstantopoulos
  • George Friend
  • Ben Gibson
  • Tomas Kalas
  • Jonathan Woodgate
  • Albert Adomah
  • Adam Clayton
  • Adam Forshaw
  • Patrick Bamford
  • Lee Tomlin
  • Jelle Vossen

Substitutes: Connor Ripley, Fernando Amorebieta, Kenneth Omeruo, Dean Whitehead, Kike, Emilio Nsue Lopez.

Wolves lineup

Starting:

  • Carl Ikeme
  • Danny Batth
  • Kortney Hause
  • Dominic Iorfa
  • Richard Stearman
  • Dave Edwards
  • Kevin McDonald
  • Jack Price
  • Bakary Sako
  • Rajiv van La Parra
  • Benik Afobe

Substitutes: Tomasz Kuszczak, Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Scott Golbourne, James Henry, Nouha Dicko, Kevin Doyle.

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