As things stand, Boro sit 10th in the table after an inconsistent run of form of late, with their hopes of reaching the play-offs all but ended last weekend after a 2-0 loss to fellow promotion-chasers Barnsley.
Still, Neil Warnock's side will be looking to finish the season on a high, as they look to continue their rebuild over the summer and come back raring to go for the 2021/22 campaign.
Speaking after his side's loss last weekend, the Boro boss lamented his squad's current injury issues, and revealed: “If I’d have had nine fit lads I’d have had nine subs but we didn’t have nine.
“The lads in training have done well, Chuba (Akpom) has done well this week in training, Duncan (Watmore) I thought did well last week.
“I hadn’t got a problem, I thought Kabs (Neeskens Kebano) did alright as well today but once the first goal went in. I thought we might as well use the subs up and give them a bit of time.”
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 weekend's action continues:
1. Swans eye Seagulls starlet
Swansea City have been linked with a move for Brighton & Hove Albion starlet Marc Leonard. The Scotland youth international has impressed for the Seagulls' U23 side this season, and will be a free agent in the summer. (Daily Record)
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2. Potters target signs new deal
Stoke City's hopes of signing Motherwell right-back Stephen O'Donnell this summer look to be over, after he signed a fresh contract extension. The ex-Luton Town man has been capped 18 times by Scotland's senior side. (The 72)
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3. Tykes could spend big on Dike
Barnsley CEO Dane Murphy has claimed the club could potential pay the £14.5m necessary to sign Daryl Dike this summer, even if the club aren't promoted. Leeds United, West Ham and Newcastle are also keen. (Club website)
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4. Rams striker issues rallying cry
Derby County ace Colin Kazim-Richards has claimed it's a "sink or swim" situation for the Rams, as they head into their final five games of the season. They're four points clear of the drop-zone, but Rotherham have three games in hand over them. (Club website)
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