ADAM Johnson is included in Middlesbrough's starting line-up for this afternoon's Championship home game with Bristol City.

The winger is the subject of a £5m bid from Manchester City, and his future remains in doubt ahead of Monday's transfer window.

But Gordon Strachan has opted to field him in a match that could yet represent his final outing for the Teessiders.

Strachan has made two changes to the side that won 4-1 at Doncaster on Tuesday night, with Barry Robson and Leroy Lita replacing Julio Arca and Jonathan Franks.

MIDDLESBROUGH (4-4-2): Coyne; McMahon, Wheater, Grounds, Hoyte; Flood, O'Neil, Robson, Johnson; Killen, Lita.

Subs: Steele (gk), Taylor, McManus, Bennett, Arca, Franks, L Williams.

BRISTOL CITY (5-3-2): Gerken; Orr, Fontaine, Carey, McAllister, Nyatanga; Campbell-Ryce, Skuse, Hartley; Agyemang, Maynard.

Subs: Henderson (gk), Elliott, Clarkson, Sproule, Sno, Haynes, Saborio.