Boro Defender Struggling For Crunch Fixture!

Last updated : 11 March 2009 By Boro Mad

The 24-year-old picked up a groin strain in the FA Cup defeat at Everton.

Boro assistant boss Malcolm Crosby said: "Hoyte has been having treatment.

"He's a doubt for the weekend at the moment, but we'll have to wait and see."

Tony McMahon, who was given an hour's run out for the reserves last night, is on stand by.