Aston Villa expect midfielder Gareth Barry to recover from illness in time to face Middlesbrough tomorrow.
The England international had to sit out training earlier this week, but should figure at the Riverside Stadium.
Full-back Luke Young hopes to feature despite being forced off with a recurrence of his foot problem against Fulham last weekend.
Centre-back Carlos Cuellar will return to the squad if he can prove his fitness after a virus ruled him out of the last two games.
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