ISAIAH JONES has been passed fit to feature in Middlesbrough's starting line-up for this afternoon's Championship home game with Sheffield Wednesday.

Jones hobbled off in the latter stages of Friday's draw at Southampton, and was regarded as a major pre-match doubt for today's game at the Riverside.

However, the right winger has been given a clean bill of health, and therefore retains his place in the starting line-up to face the Owls.

Michael Carrick has made just one change from the side that claimed a point at St Mary's on Good Friday, with Luke Thomas returning at left-back.

Thomas gets the nod ahead of Lukas Engel, who drops down to the substitutes' bench after starting against Southampton.

Sammy Silvera remains on the bench this afternoon as Boro look to close the nine-point gap currently separating them from the play-off places.

MIDDLESBROUGH (4-2-3-1): Dieng; Ayling, Howson, Clarke, Thomas; Barlaser, O'Brien; Jones, Azaz, Greenwood; Latte Lath.

Subs: Glover, Gilbert, Dijksteel, Silvera, Engel, Willis, Lennon, McCabe, Woolston.

SHEFF WED (3-4-3): Beadle; Diaby, Ihiekwe, Famewo; Valentin, Vaulks, Bannan, Johnson; Ugbo, Cadamarteri, Musaba.

Subs: Dawson, Palmer, Iorfa, Hendrick, Smith, Fletcher, James, Poveda, Gassama.