Hoyte Misses Out On Glamour Fixture!

Last updated : 11 December 2008 By Boro Mad
Hoyte joined Boro in August, but has suffered a knee injury in training and is now a major doubt.

He joins Mido and Gary O'Neil on the sidelines.

Robert Huth and Chris Riggott have no more than a 50/50 chance of making the fixture, giving manager Gareth Southgate few options in defence.

With David Wheater suspended, that would leave just captain Emanuel Pogatetz and Andrew Taylor available from his normal backline.

Tony McMahon is back with the club following his successful loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday and both Seb Hines and Matthew Bates are fit again and could feature.

Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Shawky could also be available.