Football - Injury boost for Boro

Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray could welcome back a host of players for their trip to Leicester.

PA Sport

Defenders Andrew Halliday (broken nose) and Jonathan Woodgate (calf) returned to training earlier this week and will be assessed ahead of kick-off.

Fellow defenders Andre Bikey and Justin Hoyte have also resumed training following hamstring and hip problems respectively and could come into consideration.

Striker Marvin Emnes is also available after a hamstring injury while midfielder Josh McEachran could feature after recovering from an ankle knock sustained against Watford.

Curtis Main played in an Under-21 match earlier this week after recovering from a knee operation but is likely to miss out.

Veteran Julio Arca is also two to three weeks away following a toe operation and Muzzy Carayol (knee) is also a couple of weeks away from a return.

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