Strikers bolster Karanka's choice
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Boro head coach Aitor Karanka has Cristhian Stuani and Jordan Rhodes available again for Saturday's Premier League clash with Spurs.
Uruguay international Stuani missed the 3-1 defeat at Everton with a groin problem, while Scotland counterpart Rhodes sat out with a knee injury, but both have returned to training and are available once again.
That means Karanka has only full-back Fabio da Silva (knee) and midfielder Grant Leadbitter (hernia surgery) missing from his squad as he looks to end a run of two successive league defeats.
Provisional squad: Valdes, Guzan, Chambers, Friend, Barragan, Nsue, Ayala, Gibson, Espinosa, De Roon, Clayton, Ramirez, Forshaw, Downing, Stuani, Fischer, De Sart, Traore, Negredo, Nugent, Rhodes.