Football - Miller doubt for Boro

Middlesbrough will assess the fitness of Ishmael Miller ahead of the visit of Leeds.

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The Nottingham Forest loanee has not featured since the loss to Watford last month with an ankle ligament injury and the club's medical staff will make a decision on the former Manchester City striker's fitness.

Fellow forward Scott McDonald, the club's top scorer, missed the 3-2 home defeat to Barnsley on Saturday with a back injury and looks set to miss out again.

Justin Hoyte has been sidelined with a hip injury he picked up last month and the former Arsenal man is set to be ruled out for a few more weeks, while Julio Arca has undergone a toe operation.

Mustapha Carayol marked his return to the starting line-up with a goal against the Tykes and he is likely to be involved again as Boro look to end a run of four straight npower Championship defeats.

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