Reigning champions Manchester City were among nine Premier League clubs represented at the Town versus Middlesbrough match.
The others were Burnley, Hull City, Leicester City, Liverpool, who play Boro in the third round of the Capital One Cup next week, QPR, Stoke City, West Brom and West Ham.
The Football Association had two men at the match, including former Ipswich Town striker David Geddis.
Championship club with scouts in the stand at the John Smith’s Stadium were Brentford, Brighton, Cardiff City, Millwall, Wigan and Wolves.
Wigan are Town’s visitors tonight while Cardiff and Brentford are next up for Boro.