Date: 22nd August 2017 at 9:04am
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Middlesbrough are hosting League One side Scunthorpe United in the EFL Cup second round this evening (kick-off 7.45pm).

The Teessiders could include defender Daniel Ayala having missed their last three games with ankle trouble.

Summer arrival Ashley Fletcher may similarly be handed a start, with manager Garry Monk almost certain to make changes.

Fellow forward Martin Braithwaite (hamstring) was though again set to miss out.

The visitors have a doubt over midfielder Kevin Van Veen following a weekend knock against Oxford United.

Meanwhile, United are also currently deprived of Jordan Clarke, Luke Williams, Johnny Margetts and Kyle Wooton.