Preston North End will face a tough challenge keeping a 10-game unbeaten streak alive against playoff contenders Middlesbrough tonight.
Fifth-placed ‘Boro will travel to Deepdale for a midweek evening kickoff, boosted with the news that captain George Friend could be recalled.
However, North End will be feeling confident ahead of the clash after not losing a league game since the 1st of January.
PNE will also see a return in the squad in the form of Ben Pearson who returns from a suspension; while Brad Potts, Tom Barkhuizen and Tom Clarke may return from injury.
In the two previous meetings, this season neither club could find a way to win, both games ending 2-2 and 1-1 in the Carabao Cup and Championship.