Boro boss Neil Warnock says he is focusing on the positives despite a lengthy list of injuries heading into tomorrow’s clash with Peterborough United.
“It seems to be all defenders at the moment,” he said.
“Grant Hall and Dael Fry will be our for three or four weeks.
“Anfernee Dijksteel is out, Marc Bola went down yesterday, I can’t see either of them coming back before Cardiff.
“Lee Peltier is suspended and we haven’t seen Paddy McNair train yet.
“But the good news is we have Onel Hernandex back training, and the lads we do have available have been great.
“They’ve trained hard over the past couple of weeks, I wanted them to have a good preparation and I’ve been really impressed with the intensity and quality.”
Warnock admits it’s a tough time due to the extent of the absences, but hopes his squad can come out fighting.
“It looks like being a tough week for us, the chips are down,” he said.
“But I want the players to enjoy it, we have to get the crowd behind us.
“It’s all about togetherness.”