Neil Warnock says Boro are waiting to hear on an appeal against Sam Morsy’s one-game suspension.

The midfielder was dismissed for handball in Wednesday’s victory over Luton Town.

The Boro boss was hoping to hear a verdict before his side train this afternoon.

“We sent all the information we thought was relevant to the authorities,” Warnock said.

“There’s no discussion when we all saw it, I can’t see how the referee could send him off.

“Sam’s been pulled and his arm is in a natural position when he fell.

“Having said that, it’s up to the commission - we just don’t know. What will be will be.

“We’ve got two teams we can prepare, one with Sam in and one with Sam out.

“If he’s out it gives people opportunities - the lads have done really well and there are one or two busting a gut to get a game.”

There was also good news on Nathan Wood and Marcus Browne.

"Browne is back and starting to train with us on Monday," Warnock said.

"He's doing his last recovery workout today and tomorrow.

“He's come through everything so far and he's going to join in with us on Monday. That's a little plus for us.

"Ashley Fletcher will be end of January, any earlier is a bonus.

"We've got Wood back today training.

"That's a boost and I've stressed to the players how important it is to be sensible over the next few weeks. Christmas is a time to see your family but we've really got to be careful because we can't afford to have three or four players missing 14 days.

“We've been lucky and we're otherwise alright."