Although Reds' supporters have had their journey to the game subsidised by the club, fans will be heading north in hope rather than expectation after a third successive defeat at Barnsley on Saturday afternoon.
For the hosts, Danny Graham scored both goals in the win over Ipswich Town at the weekend as both the striker himself and Middlesbrough as a team ended a long run of games without a goal or a victory.
Manager Aitor Karanka said afterwards: “When we play like a team, like we did here, we can beat anybody.
"We've got Forest coming up now, one of the best teams in the league, and we've got to keep working hard to ensure we compete with teams like this. We've been creating chances for the last few games and finally got our reward.”