Preview: Middlesbrough v Oxford United

Struggling Premier League outfit Middlesbrough host League One giant-killers Oxford United in a FA Cup fifth round tie at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday.%u200B%u200B

Boro come into the contest seemingly short on confidence with their last win in the league coming in December last year against Swansea City.

Meanwhile, the visitors will likely feel they have little to lose and can draw confidence from a 3-0 victory over Championship team Newcastle United in the previous round.

As such, home side boss Aitor Karanka is taking nothing for granted. He said: "I always said that for me, every competition is important. The FA Cup is an amazing trophy. We have to keep our belief and keep dreaming.

"Roberto (Martinez) won the (FA Cup) title with Wigan and that shows it can be done. Our main aim is to stay in the Premier League this season, but for this week my priority is the cup."

In team news, Gaston Ramirez is available for Boro after recovering from injury. Adlene Guedioura is cup-tied and Antonio Barragan is also out, although George Friend returns after recovering from a calf injury.

There are no fresh injury concerns for Oxford, who have defender Joe Skarz available after he missed out recently due to illness. 

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