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Full-back George Friend is back in contention for Middlesbrough’s FA Cup fifth round clash with League One Oxford on Saturday.Friend has not played since damaging a calf muscle early in the 1-0 victory over Accrington in the last round, but is available once again, although fellow defender Antonio Barragan is still out with a hamstring strain.
Gaston Ramirez, who was used as a substitute in last weekend’s 0-0 Premier League draw with Everton, could return to the starting line-up for the first time since January 2 following his rejected transfer request and a knee problem, but new signing Adlene Guedioura is cup-tied having already played in the competition for Watford.These sides have met 26 times in the past but this will be the first time this millennium, with the last clashes coming in the league in the 1997/98 season – when Boro won 4-1 home and away.
Oxford are the top scoring team in the competition so far this season (14 goals). They’ve only conceded twice on their way to the fifth round. This is the U’s first appearance in the fifth round of the FA Cup since 1994, in which they were knocked out by Chelsea, who were finalists that season. This is the third time in the last five seasons in which Middlesbrough have made the fifth round, losing 2-0 to Chelsea in 2013 and by the scoreline v Arsenal in 2015