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Boro bid for third straight win

Middlesbrough bid for a third straight victory when hosting play-off chasing Reading on Sunday afternoon.

Successive clean-sheets have helped account for Millwall and then Championship leaders Burnley in their last couple of games.

Defender Frazer Richardson (ankle) and midfielder Mustapha Carayol (groin) both require checks while on loan centre-back Daniel Ayala took a knock last time out and will similarly be assessed.

Otherwise, goalkeeper Jason Steele (ankle) and striker Kei Kamara (medial ligaments) remain out.

Reading are hopeful that midfielders Jordan Obita and Garath McCleary both recover in time from illness.

Meanwhile, Chris Baird (ankle), Jem Karacan (cruciate), Mikele Leigertwood (ankle) and Jason Roberts (hip) are still sidelined.

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Date:Saturday December 28 2013

Time: 6:39PM

 

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