Williams blow for Boro
Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray faces a defensive crisis ahead of the trip to Millwall after Rhys Williams suffered a serious injury
Utility-man Williams damaged ankle ligaments during Tuesday night's 2-0 Capital One Cup victory at Gillingham and could miss a large part of Boro's season. Central defender Jonathan Woodgate has missed the last two games with a groin strain but the problem is not thought to be too serious and he could return to contention, while midfielder Kevin Thomson is battling to overcome a calf injury. Mowbray has acted swiftly to shore up his backline, though, inviting former Burnley man Andre Amougou to train at Rockliffe Park. However, striker Lukas Jutkiewicz (knee ligaments) and midfielder Nicky Bailey (hamstring) remain on the sidelines, while full-back Joe Bennett completed his move to Barclays Premier League Aston Villa on Wednesday.