After our midweek win over Sheffield United, Neil Warnock hopes to have the same group of players to select from at Hull City on Saturday (3pm).

The Boro boss says there are a few knocks and niggles to keep an eye on, while he’ll be keeping an eye on 36-year-old Sol Bamba after his third 90 minutes in a red shirt. 

"I’d like it to be the same group," Warnock said.

"There are one or two knocks which we’ll have a look at.

"Sol was obviously very stiff after the game, he’s just had some tender loving care really.

"We have to be careful with him. I didn’t expect him to play the full 90, but he did ever so well.

"I think he helped everyone as well, Dael responded to the talking."

Warnock does not expect any of his absentees, such as Onel Hernandez and Anfernee Dijksteel, to be involved before the international break, while others have to be careful from a disciplinary point of view.

"I don’t think anyone from the injured lads will be ready," he said.

"We’ve also got two on four cards, Matt Crooks and Lee Peltier, so we have to hope they can get through without picking up any more yellows."