TONY PULIS has named an unchanged starting line-up for Middlesbrough's Championship game at Nottingham Forest.

With none of Boro's injured players expected to return before the end of the season, Pulis has named the same team that started Friday's home win over Stoke City.

Paddy McNair retains his place in the back three alongside Ryan Shotton and Aden Flint.

Adam Clayton plays alongside Mo Besic and John Obi Mikel in midfield, with Britt Assombalonga partnering Ashley Fletcher in attack.

NOTTM FOREST: Pantilimon, Carvalho, Osborn, Wague, Cash, Milosevic, Robinson, Yates, Lolley, Pele, Ansarifard.

Subs: Steele, Guedioura, Grabban, Murphy, Janko, Yacob, Appiah.

MIDDLESBROUGH (3-5-2): Randolph; Shotton, McNair, Flint; Howson, Clayton, Mikel, Besic, Saville; Fletcher, Assombalonga.

Subs: Konstantopoulos, Spence, Wood, Downing, Tavernier, Hugill, Gestede.