Neil Warnock s side are back in action on Friday afternoon, with an eagerly-anticipated mid-afternoon clash away to fellow play-off chasers Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.
With clashes against high-flyers Watford and Barnsley to follow, Boro will be well aware that some big results over the next couple of weeks will go a long way in boosting their push for promotion.
Meanwhile, last week, Warnock picked up a £7,000 fine for "multiple breaches" of FA Rule E3 following his side's loss to Swansea City earlier in the month.
The FA's statement on the issue read:
“The manager admitted that comments he made during post-match interviews constituted improper conduct in that they question the integrity of the match official, implied bias, were personally offensive and bring the game into disrepute contrary to FA Rule E3.1.
“An independent Regulatory Commission was subsequently convened and imposed an appropriate sanction.”
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 upcoming weekend's action begins: