Middlesbrough head coach Jonathan Woodgate hopes to have Dael Fry and Patrick Roberts back at his disposal for Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Swansea.
Defender Fry has missed the last five games with a thigh injury, while on-loan Manchester City midfielder Roberts has sat out the last eight with a hamstring problem, but both have returned to training and are back in contention.
Hayden Coulson and Rudy Gestede, who started last weekend’s crucial 1-0 win at Charlton, are doubts with striker Gestede rated the more likely to make it.
However, George Friend, Daniel Ayala and Anfernee Dijksteel remain on the sidelines.
Swansea winger Jordon Garrick is available for the trip to Teesside after recovering from illness.
Garrick missed last weekend’s 0-0 draw with West Brom, but has trained this week and could return.
Kosovo international Bersant Celina has also been back on the training pitch after missing three games with illness and a pelvic injury, although head coach Steve Cooper will assess his fitness before making a final decision.
However, Wayne Routledge, Mike Van Der Hoorn (both knee) and George Byers (foot) are still out.