Boro Cannot Count On King In Cup Tie!

Last updated : 23 January 2009 By Boro Mad
Skipper Emanuel Pogatetz (hamstring) and midfielder Julio Arca (knee) are battling against the injuries which kept them out of last weekend's 3-0 Premier League defeat at West Brom.

Didier Digard begins a three-match ban for his sending-off at the Hawthorns, while teenage midfielder Josh Walker and striker Jeremie Aliadiere (both ankle) remain on the long-term casualty list.

Middlesbrough (from): Turnbull, Jones, McMahon, Bates, Riggott, Huth, Wheater, Taylor, Bennett, O'Neil, Shawky, Arca, Johnson, Tuncay, Downing, Alves, Emnes, Porritt.