Middlesbrough manager Jonathan Woodgate could be without several players for the visit of Hull to the Riverside.
But Boro boss Woodgate has had some good news on the injury front following the international break.
Woodgate was relieved to see goalkeeper Darren Randolph return from Republic of Ireland duty without any fitness issues and is hopeful George Friend will be fit to face the Tigers. Woodgate could soon welcome Aynsley Pears back to the squad.
Rudy Gestede, Ryan Shotton and Marcus Browne remain on the injured list and George Saville is suspended.
Hull manager Grant McCann will be without several players for the trip.
Stephen Kingsley returned to training this week following a calf problem and McCann will definitely be without Norbert Balogh and Jon Toral.
Balogh is two weeks away from a return and fellow striker Josh Magennis will be available for the following fixture against Preston after a four-match ban.
Shamrock Rovers defender Lee Grace has not been offered a deal by the club after spending time on trial with the Tigers this month as McCann is happy with his available centre-backs.