Neil Warnock is pleased to have extra additions to Boro’s attacking arsenal ahead of his side’s return to action.

Onel Hernandez has been at Rockliffe over the last fortnight, while Deadline Day signings Andraz Sporar and James Lea Siliki checked in on Thursday having been on international duty.

The Boro manager says the loan trio help create welcome selection dilemmas.

“We’ve got a lot more options going forward,” he said.

“We let a few go as well, but the last home match, I felt we didn’t have any options off bench to change things and win the game, whereas now, I think we’ve got a few option to change formations, strikers, wide players, which is good for me.

“We have been a bit short, numbers wise, so it’s lovely when you give new faces, it gives everyone a lift. If training was anything to go by, yesterday was fabulous, we just need to take that to the pitch.

“What I enjoy is building a squad where everyone is singing from the same hymnsheet.

“It’s a real good feeling - and we can play a lot more football than people give us credit for.”

Warnock says Boro must be patient with Sporar and Siliki in particular, having come from abroad and a busy fortnight representing their countries.

“They didn’t come in until yesterday, and they had a few things to sort out,” he said.

“But they had a good session and they’ll have another good one today.

“We went through a few tactical things what we see them doing in their positions. It gave them chance to hear a bit of what we’re about.

“I’ve only seen one session, they’ve not had a lot of minutes and we haven’t had chance to do a full fitness test - we’ll probably wait for a free week to do that in a couple of weeks’ time.

“We’ll be a little bit careful until we know their levels, but in the meantime I think they will definitely be involved and can have an impact.”