Confirmed starting XIs: Boro vs Watford

The team news is in ahead of Middlesbrough and Watford’s Premier League clash. Both sides have made two changes from their last top flight outings..

The hosts, Boro, drew 1-1 with West Ham last time out with Jordan Rhodes making his Premier League debut, but Aitor Karanka has decided to revert back to Alvaro Negredo up top this afternoon.

The other change sees summer signing Viktor Fischer also drop out of the side as the Uruguayan Gaston Ramirez comes in for the north-east club.

Meanwhile, Walter Mazzarri is handing Isaac Success his first Premier League start for Watford ahead of Odion Ighalo, after the Hornets drew at home to Bournemouth before the international break.

The other change sees Miguel Britos return to the starting XI after injury at the expense of Camilo Zuniga, who drops to the bench.

Middlesbrough are currently 17th in the Premier League table ahead of this game whilst Watford sit two points and five places ahead of them in 12th.