The last time the two sides faced each other, back in March, Neil Warnock' s side fought back from a goal down to win 2-1, with George Saville scoring a dramatic late winner.
Meanwhile, it's been a productive summer for Boro in the transfer market, with a host of new signings arriving at the club as the squad overhaul continues.
Discussing new signing James Lea Siliki, Warnock said: “James is another name that came up and he will be another good addition to the squad.
“My contacts in France are very impressed with him and we feel he will add to what we have, particularly with his range of passing.”
Meanwhile, ex-Middlesbrough midfielder Sam Morsy has opened up on his move to Ipswich Town, and revealed: “I had no intention of leaving Middlesbrough.
“Even when I was told they were signing a midfielder I was happy to fight for my place but I think it was made clear from upstairs that they wanted to sell me.
“Initially I said that’s fine if the club wants to sell me but I said I’m staying put. I’d settled in the area, enjoyed my team-mates, enjoyed the coaching staff, it was a great atmosphere and I wanted to stay.
“I think when it became apparent I wouldn’t have a fair shot, that’s when I had to look elsewhere.”
Take a look at the latest news round-up from the Championship, as the build-up to the weekend's action continues:
1. Ex-Blues star could seal big-money Liverpool move
Liverpool have been tipped to launch an £80m move for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham next summer, as they look to revamp their midfielder. The ex-Birmingham City sensation was part of England's Euro 2020 campaign, where they finished as runners-up. (Daily Star)
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2. Championship stalwart finds new club
Ex-QPR, Huddersfield Town, and Nottingham Forest man Joel Lynch has ended a lengthy wait to find a new club, after joining League Two side Crawley. The 33-year-old, who began his career with Brighton, was released by Sunderland last year. (Club website)
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3. Blades set to off Guedioura deal
Sheffield United trialist Adlene Guedioura is said to be on the brink of securing a one-year deal with the Blades, after impressing in training. He's played in England before, featuring for the likes of Watford, Crystal Palace and Wolves. (The Sun)
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4. Lions boss not looking at free agents
Millwall boss Gary Rowett has claimed he has no intentions of bringing in any further signings, despite second tier sides still being able to sign free agents. He's insisted he's focusing on getting his existing crop of players back to full fitness. (Football League World)
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