Our Under-23s will be aiming for a first win of 2021 when Norwich City visit Bishop Auckland today (2pm) to close the gap on the play-off pack.

Graeme Lee’s side have been decimated by injuries since the turn of the year and have picked up just one point from 12 in PL2.

Tyrone O’Neill scored twice at Burnley on Monday, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a 3-2 defeat after the home side snatched a late winner.

Leeds United and Stoke City hold a decent advantage in the top two positions, but just nine points separate the remaining 10 teams in what is a very tight division.

Boro, who are a point above Norwich, are just four adrift of the play-off places.

The visitors are expected to include experienced defender Marco Stiepermann and USA international Sebastian Soto.