MIDDLESBROUGH'S home game with Birmingham City has been brought forward to Tuesday, January 21 (ko 7.45pm).

The game was initially scheduled for the following Saturday, but has been moved because of the FA Cup fourth round.

Birmingham beat Blackburn Rovers last weekend to set up a fourth-round tie with either Bristol Rovers or Coventry City, and Middlesbrough will also be involved in fourth-round action at Southampton if they can beat Tottenham in a third-round replay next Tuesday.