TONY MOWBRAY has named the same starting line-up in a bid to lead Middlesbrough to a third successive home victory in a row.

Mowbray looks set to play with four in midfield against Blackpool after being satisfied Rhys Williams has shrugged off a knee problem sustained on international duty.

Middlesbrough's players, meanwhile, will wear a black armband in memory of the four-year-old son of former team-mate Brad Jones. Luca passed away on Friday night after his battle with leukaemia.

MIDDLESBROUGH (4-4-2): Steele; McMahon, Bates, McManus, Bennett; Robson, Bailey, Williams, Zemmama; McDonald, Emnes. Subs: Ogbeche, Arca, Martin, Nimely, Haroun.

BLACKPOOL (4-3-3): Gilks; Baptiste, Cathcart, Evatt, Crainey; Ferguson, Southern, Sylvestre; McManaman, Taylor-Fletcher, Shelvey. Subs (not used): K Phillips, Clarke, Basham, M Phillips (gk), Angel.