Dunne starts a two-match ban after collecting a 10th yellow card of the season against Brentford on Tuesday night.
Anthony Grant could step into midfield for Dunne while boss Gary Smith is otherwise unlikely to tinker with the side which ended a six-match losing streak with a 1-0 win against the Bees.
Steve Arnold is set to keep his spot between the sticks after replacing former Preston loanee Chris Day in midweek, while full-back David Gray makes his first return to Deepdale since leaving North End last summer.
Teenage forward Anthony Jeffrey is still awaiting his Boro debut following his recent loan switch from Premier League club Arsenal.
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