Preview: Middlesbrough v Huddersfield Town

James Vaughan
James Vaughan

Huddersfield Town travel to Middlesbrough tonight, Tuesday, hoping for a victory that will keep them in touch with the top six in the Championship.

Town boss Mark Robins could name the same side that drew 1-1 at home to high-flying Blackpool last Saturday.

James Vaughan’s 62nd minute strike cancelled out Ricardo Fuller’s opener for the Seasiders but the Town striker spurned the chance to claim all three points when he missed a penalty six minutes from time.

Robins is hoping for better fortunes against a Middlesbrough side who have drawn five of their last seven games while the Terriers have not lost in the league since their 2-1 derby reverse at Barnsley in August.

Wakefield teenager Duane Holmes, who made his first team league debut from the bench against Blackpool and set up Vaughan’s equaliser, could retain his place in Robins’ squad.

Boro’ meanwhile are without the injured Jonathan Woodgate and Marvin Emnes while Emmanuel Ledesma is suspended.