Update from Boro boss...
Neil Warnock has no new fitness concerns ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Sheffield Wednesday, and also offered a positive update on others in the Boro camp.
The Boro boss has been pleased with the training sessions after handing his players Christmas Day off.
“I think a couple of days will have done them the world of good,” he said.
“The session yesterday was almost too good! There was nothing to complain about, everyone was at their maximum.
“They enjoyed it - in fact, they asked if they could have another eight minutes.
“Everyone came through it, Marcus Browne looked good and it’s good to see him back on the training ground.”
The Boro manager expects to have the same set of players to pick from for both Wednesday and Wycombe Wanderers a few days later, with the return of more players further on the horizon.
“I don’t think we’ve got any new problems,” Warnock said.
“The next two games will be the squad as it’s been.
“Jonny Howson’s busting a gut to get back, it’s the physios trying to hold him back I think.
“It wouldn’t surprise me to see Jonny available soon, maybe part of the cup game against Brentford.”
“Ashley Fletcher will be two to three weeks I think. I saw him yesterday, and wow, he looked really good.
“He’s back in full training said he’s feeling good. He’s stepping up his recovery now.
“He’s going to go into a two-week pre-season programme with John Thrower, the fitness guy who is really good at that.
“Fletch will be busting a gut and talking to him yesterday he’s enjoyed watching us.
“It’s good to know he’s close to coming back.”