Jordan Archer has been called up to make his first league start for the Teessiders, with Marcus Bettinelli dropping to the bench after his costly mistake at Barnsley last time out.
The other change sees Yannick Bolasie replace Chuba Akpom up front, while youngsters Hayden Hackney, Josh Coburn and Connor Malley have been included on the bench.
Here’s how some fans reacted to the team news on social media.
@guvpaul1: Give Archer a chance but he isn’t much better unfortunately
@GBallantyne7: Finally no more Bettinelli my heart can relax
@jakemmfc: Happy with that team, finally giving Archer a go and plenty of youth players on the bench, hope to see Coburn and Hackney in action today!
@PaulWheats: Never thought I would see the day where I’m happy to see Jordan Archer in goal for Boro
@tom_mcgarry17: Finally a change of goalkeeper. Excellent to see a few of the youngsters on the bench and hopefully they’ll get some minutes
@JezBathNBeyond: Get in there Archer. Boro number 1 spot is very much up for grabs for you lad.
@Barbsmfc86: Big chance for Archer to earn a contract. I don't think he is good enough, time to prove me wrong. Can’t believe Johnson overlooked again and Spence gets yet another chance
@daveyballyXIIII: He’s dropped him, I think Archer needed a run in the team to see what he’s about.