MICHAEL Carrick has handed Law McCabe his first Middlesbrough start for the final day game against Watford.

The 18-year-old has broke into the first team fold this season and has featured twice from the bench in the Championship - and is in from the off against the Hornets, replacing Dan Barlaser in midfield in the only change from the team that beat Cardiff last time out.

There are a couple of changes on the bench, with Josh Coburn back in the matchday squad for the first time since the draw with Sunderland in early February.

Teenage defender James Wilson is also included on the bench for the first time after signing his first pro deal with the club this week.

Middlesbrough: Dieng, Ayling, van den Berg, Clarke, Thomas; Howson, McCabe, Jones, Gilbert, Azaz, Latte Lath

Subs: Connor, Barlaser, Dijksteel, Silvera, Coburn, Bangura, Greenwood, O'Brien, Wilson

Watford: Bachmann; Pollock, Sierralta, Hoedt; Andrews, Kayembe, Kone, Asprilla, Sema; Bayo, Rajovic.

Subs: Hamer, Livermore, Martins, Morris, Eames, Ramirez-Espain, Massiah-Edwards, Grieves, Nabizada