As things stand, Neil Warnock's side are in 10th place with just six matches to go, and a nine-point gap to bridge to make the play-off places.
Speaking after their draw with the Hornets, which saw Yannick Bolasie rescue his side a point late on, Warnock revealed that summer signing Sam Morsy will be out for the rest of the season, after he picked up an injury.
The Boro boss claimed: “He’s out for the season now, he’s done his medial ligament. We don’t know how bad it is yet but he’s out for the season so we have blow after blow on the injuries.
“That’s four first-team players and we had to put Hayden (Coulson) in midfield where he’s never played in his life.”
Next up, Boro travel to take on high-flying Barnsley at Oakwell on Saturday afternoon, which could prove a tough test against a side which could, against all odds, make the play-offs this season.
Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Middlesbrough and the rest of the Championship, as the build-up to the action to this weekend's action begins:
1. Canaries not feeling the pressure
Norwich City boss Daniel Farke has claimed his side feel "no pressure" heading into their clash against Huddersfield this evening. The Canaries dropped points against Preston on Friday, but are currently five points clear at the top of the table. (Club website) Photo: Alex Livesey
2. Sinani up for grabs this summer
Norwich City look set to loan out midfielder Danel Sinani again next season, this time in the Championship rather than abroad. He's currently having a temporary spell with Belgian outfit Waasland-Beveren. (Football League World) Photo: JASPER JACOBS
3. Gers eye Forest loan star
Rangers are said to be keeping tabs on Manchester United prospect James Garner. The 20-year-old in currently on loan at Nottingham Forest, and scored in their 3-1 win over QPR yesterday afternoon. (HITC) Photo: Alex Burstow
4. Francis claims Howe should get Celtic job
Defender Simon Francis, currently a free agent, has revealed ex-Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is the best coach he's worked under, and claimed he'd be a "coup" for Celtic, should the Scottish giants secure his services. (Daily Record) Photo: Dan Istitene