Neil Warnock so far has no fresh concerns for tomorrow's trip to Stoke City, while the players on the sidelines have been progressing nicely.

"I try to avoid the doctor at the moment, because it's only been bad news - he's like the lurgy!" he told the press.

"But the rehab team here is very good, and Marcus [Browne] and Ashley [Fletcher] are doing well.

"Even Dijksteel was back out on the grass yesterday which was good to see. 

"It's only a grade one strain for him so he hopefully shouldn't be too long."

Meanwhile, the manager says Duncan Watmore could feature a few days on from his first Boro brace winning Wednesday's match against Swansea City.

"He's had his injuries and he's over them now," Warnock said.

"In training one day he did well over 10k, I think it was the most they've ever recorded for a morning session, so he's spot on physically.

"There's nothing like playing games to get that sharpness, so it's just about him getting a few games in now."