The Boro squad have jetted off to Southern Spain for four days warm-weather training ahead of the weekend clash with Everton.

It will be business as usual for Aitor Karanka and his squad, albeit with training and match preparations taking place in sunnier climes.

It's not the first time Boro have headed off to Spain during the season for warm-weather training.

Karanka took his players to Marbella last February and the squad also trained in Spain during the week leading up to the Play-Off semi-final against Brentford two years ago.

Southern Spain is a favoured choice for Karanka, and the club have spent the past three pre-seasons, based in Marbella.