Viktor Fischer and Victor Valdes are set to be fit enough to return to the Boro squad, however Antonio Barragan and Gaston Ramirez are likely to miss out.
Premier League football returns this weekend as Middlesbrough FC travel to Watford on Saturday afternoon.
Boro hold talks with in-demand Sunderland striker
Reports suggest Middlesbrough FC have held talks with representatives of the 20-year-old Sunderland forward.
Former Chelsea midfielder closes in on Boro move after 2nd visit to Rockliffe Park
The two-time Premier League winning midfielder was rumoured to have been at Rockliffe Park today.
Middlesbrough, Derby and Reading in race to sign Norwich City outcast
Reports coming from various media outlets have claimed that Middlesbrough FC look set to bolster their attacking options by going for the Portuguese international.
Contract clause may allow Boro player to leave this January
The 34-year-old English midfielder's future at Middlesbrough FC looks uncertain due to a clause in his contract.