Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo is in line to make his first Championship appearance for Middlesbrough in tonight’s clash against Wolves at the Riverside stadium after sitting out the last six games.
The Nigerian defender picked up a groin problem with the Super Eagles in an international friendly last month but is fine to be called up for the crucial game as Boro seek to avenge their 2-0 loss to Wolves in the reverse fixture.
He has played 18 times for Aitor Karanka’s side who sit one point adrift of a top-two position in fourth place with 78 points from 42 games.
His last appearance was against Sheffield Wednesday in February where they lost 2-0.
However, the key to Middlesbrough’s success has been their defence. They have conceded just 11 goals in 21 matches at the Riverside, while they have shipped 11 goals fewer than anyone else in the division.
Meanwhile, Karanka has stated that he will be leaving it late before deciding whether or not Dani Ayala will feature against Wolves.
The defender picked up an injury against Blackpool in February and has struggled to regain full fitness since. However, after returning and scoring against Ipswich last month, he was forced off through injury and was missing for the games against Derby, Bournemouth Wigan and Watford.