Downing Under The Spotlight Against Mackems!

Last updated : 09 January 2009 By Boro Mad
Julio Arca is available after missing the FA Cup victory over Barrow through suspension, while Mohamed Shawky could also be included following his recovery from illness.

But Gary O'Neil remains a doubt with a hamstring injury and Jeremie Aliadiere is out for between six and eight weeks with ankle ligament damage, while Justin Hoyte is expected to return to full training in a fortnight's time after undergoing knee surgery.

BORO (from): Turnbull, Jones, McMahon, Bates, Riggott, Pogatetz, Huth, Wheater, Taylor, Digard, Shawky, Arca, Downing, A. Johnson, Tuncay, Alves, Mido, Emnes, Tuncay, Walker.