AITOR KARANKA has made two changes to his starting line-up for tonight’s game against Derby County.

Dean Whitehead comes in for the suspended Grant Leadbitter, while Curtis Main comes in for Mustapha Carayol in attack.

Main, a second half substitute in Saturday’s win over Bolton Wanderers, scored at Pride Park when Boro won 1-0 two seasons ago.

The Teessiders face their former manager Steve McLaren tonight, who has galvanized the Rams since taking over two months ago.

MIDDLESBROUGH: Given; Williams, Woodgate, Gibson, Friend; Butterfield, Whitehead, Smallwood; Adomah, Kamara, Main.

Subs: Konstantopoulos, Richardson, Varga, Emnes, Ledesma, Carayol, Ayala.

DERBY COUNTY: Grant, Wisdom, Keogh, Buxton, Forsyth, Eustace, Hughes, Bryson, Dawkins, Ward, Martin.

Subs: Legzdins, Sammon, Bennett, Russell, Cisse, Keane, Hendrick.