Aitor Karanka says he will wait on the fitness of Cristhian Stuani and Jordan Rhodes ahead of this weekend's trip to Goodison Park to face Everton.

The Boro Head Coach says he has a fully fit squad to choose from - barring long-term absentees Grant Leadbitter and Fabio Da Silva - but the duo will be assessed before a decision is made on their inclusion in the squad.

"The players are good," said Karanka. "They have been training really well. 

"The only thing we have to check with the doctor is Cristhian Stuani because he finished the game last Saturday with a small problem with his groin. 

"Jordan Rhodes also took a knock on his knee in training today [Thursday]."