Boro manager Neil Warnock is still assessing the fitness of Britt Assombalonga ahead of Saturday’s trip to Cardiff City.
The striker missed out on the midweek trip to Bristol City due to an injury concern, and the boss says he doesn’t rate his chances too highly of making the Cardiff game.
“We’re training this afternoon so I hope he does a bit,” said the boss.
“From yesterday I don’t think he’s got much chance. He was brighter but we have so many games coming up we have to make sure he’s right.
“He’s got a little nick on his abductor. He’s had treatment while we’ve been away. We’ll know in a few hours whether or not he will be able to play.”
Grant Hall is still unavailable due to injury, along with striker Ashley Fletcher, who is a long-term absentee.