Preview: Middlesbrough v Burnley

Middlesbrough manager Steve Agnew believes his club's clash with Burnley on Saturday could be a do or die affair as the Teesiders are facing a desperate relegation battle.

He told reporters, "We know where we are – we have to set up to win the game. I think they understand the importance of game, what we have to do tomorrow is carry out the game plan.

"If we do that and remain stable in terms of the game plan and see that through then I'm very confident."

Meanwhile Burnley boss, Sean Dyche takes the view that Boro have nothing to lose at the Riverside Stadium. He said, "Every game is a tough game. They have had a change of manager, whatever that brings. Good, bad or indifferent, we are yet to see.

"It looks like a change of tactical shape with two centre forwards. Maybe they are looking at a different view. Who knows? We have just got to be ready to deliver and take another challenge on."

In team news, Gaston Ramirez is available after recovering from an ankle injury while Fabio, Calum Chambers and George Friend miss out.

For the visitors, Steven Defour is doubtful and Johann Berg Gudmundsson will play no part as he recovers from a knee problem.

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