O'Neil winning fitness race

Middlesbrough midfielder Gary O’Neil has a chance of being involved against Everton on St Stephen's Day after returning from injury.

Middlesbrough midfielder Gary O’Neil has a chance of being involved against Everton on St Stephen's Day after returning from injury.

The 25-year-old has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury, but is back in training and could feature.

However, Didier Digard (groin) is unlikely to make either Friday’s game or the trip to Manchester United three days later.

Team (from): Turnbull, Jones, McMahon, Taylor, Grounds, Pogatetz, Huth, Wheater, Bates, Hines, Williams, Arca, Walker, Downing, Johnson, O’Neil, Aliadiere, Tuncay, Alves, Mido, Emnes.

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