Muhamed Besic, who joined Middlesbrough on loan from Everton in the summer transfer window, was in action against Sheffield Wednesday at the Hillsborough Stadium.
Nottingham Forest are set to travel to Middlesbrough on Saturday for an intriguing Championship clash against Tony Pulis' side.
Muhamed Besic joined Middlesbrough on loan from Everton in the summer transfer window.
League One Sunderland have been tipped to bring Grant Leadbitter back to the Stadium of Light from Championship pacesetters Boro.
Middlesbrough travel to Hull City this weekend in an all-important fixture.
Rudy Gestede made his first start of the season as Championship pacesetters Boro welcomed Preston North End to the Riverside in the EFL Cup.
Former Preston North End forward Jordan Hugill moved to Middlesbrough on loan from West Ham United in the summer transfer window.
Middlesbrough have now kept seven clean sheets this season.
Middlesbrough travel to Deepdale to face Preston North End in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening.
Adama Traore joined Wolverhampton Wanderers from Middlesbrough in the summer transfer window.