Striker Stephen Walker will return to Boro's Under-23 squad for the trip to Burnley on Friday (7pm).

Walker is currently on loan at Tranmere where he has made two appearances in the Football League Trophy, but he is permitted to play for our U23s in a bid to gain some more game time.

Walker will add another firepower boost after Calum Kavanagh announced his return from injury by scoring in last weekend's 2-1 defeat at the hands of West Brom.

Graeme Lee's side are looking for a return to the form they showed earlier in the season when they won four in a row. Burnley have been in good form and they suffered their first defeat in seven earlier this week when they were beaten by Peterborough United in the PL Cup.