New Signing Set To Face Boro!

Last updated : 18 August 2009 By Boro Mad

The 19-year-old West Ham defender has joined on a one-month loan deal but is likely to have to settle for a place on the bench.

That means captain Cliff Byrne will continue to partner Rob Jones at the heart of the defence in the continued absence of David Mirfin who is struggling with an ankle problem.

Other than Spence's potential inclusion, manager Nigel Adkins is expected to name the same side as the one that beat Derby 3-2 at the weekend, meaning Michael O'Connor will continue to fend off the challenge of Grant McCann for a starting berth in central midfield.