Portsmouth v Middlesbrough: Team news

Last updated : 01 February 2005 By Reggie Holdsworth
Christie is an addition to an otherwise unchanged squad from the FA Cup tie at Old Trafford on Saturday.

There is a doubt over James Morrison who picked up a shin injury in the defeat against Manchester United.

Steve McClaren will hopefully return to a 4-4-2 formation after the disappointing 4-5-1 system which he started with on Saturday. Boro will not want a repeat of last seasons performance on the South coast.

Boro squad:
Schwarzer, Reiziger, Cooper, Southgate, Queudrue, Doriva, Morrison, Parlour, Zenden, Downing, Hasselbaink, McMahon, Job, Graham, Parnaby, Nash, Christie