Middlesbrough play host to Burton Albion in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup clash tonight.

Middlesbrough starting line-up and substitutes:

Burton Albion starting line-up and substitutes:

Boro head into the game on the back of a mixed run of form that has seen them win three, draw three and lose two of their last eight games in all competitions.

They currently occupy sixth spot in the Championship table, nine points adrift of league leaders Leeds.

Tonight’s clash against Burton will be a vital one for Tony Pulis’s side, and a win could really give them momentum boss heading into the hectic festive period.

The Brewers will be keen to upset Middlesbrough, however.

Nigel Clough’s men have lost five and won four of their last nine outings in all competitions, so they will certainly be underdogs against the Championship side at the Riverside Stadium.

The two sides actually met in the League Cup three years ago at the Pirelli Stadium, with Boro progressing through to the next round, and Burton will be hoping to gain revenge on the Teesside outfit tonight.

The game kicks off tonight at 19:45.

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