RICHIE Smallwood has been promoted to the Middlesbrough starting line-up for this evening's Championship game at Huddersfield Town.

Smallwood replaces Kieron Dyer in the only change to the side that beat league leaders Cardiff City on Saturday.

Normally a central midfielder, Smallwood is expected to play in a wider position at the John Smith's Stadium.

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Scott McDonald will continue alongside Ishmael Miller in attack, with Sammy Ameobi lining up in the other wide berth after scoring on his Boro debut four days ago.

HUDDERSFIELD (4-2-3-1): Smithies; Hunt, Gerrard, Clarke, Dixon; Gobern, Norwood; Robinson, Clayton, Danns; Novak.

Subs: Bennett (gk), Lee, Arfield, Atkinson, Wallace, Ward, Lynch.

MIDDLESBROUGH (4-4-2): Steele; Bailey, Hines, McManus, Friend; Smallwood, Leadbitter, McEachran, Ameobi; McDonald, Miller.

Subs: Leutwiler (gk), R Williams, Haroun, Carayol, Ledesma, Emnes, Main.