BRITT Assombalonga and Ashley Fletcher will be fit for Middlesbrough’s crucial relegation encounter with Charlton Athletic on Saturday, head coach Jonathan Woodgate has confirmed.

Assombalonga missed Monday’s draw with Nottingham Forest through illness while Fletcher missed the same game with a hamstring complaint.

But they have trained this week and Woodgate has confirmed the pair will be in contention to face the Addicks, who sit just a point above Middlesbrough going into the final ten games.

Middlesbrough, who occupy the final place in the relegation zone, have also been told that Patrick Roberts and Dael Fry should be available to face Swansea City on Saturday week.

“Patrick and Dael will train Monday, likewise George Friend,” said Woodgate. “Daniel Ayala is still two or three weeks away. Anfernee Dijksteel got back but has a similar injury. We need to look at that. Britt will be back. Ashley will be back. That is where it is good for us.

“Every single player in that dressing room will play a part between now and the end of the season. In training on Monday we will nearly have a fully fit squad and that is paramount going to end of the season.”

Middlesbrough were left frustrated with conceding a late equaliser against Nottingham Forest on Monday night, when goals from Rudy Gestede and Lewis Wing had put them ahead.

Woodgate said: “Disappointing not to get three points against Forest, likewise I thought the performance was good against Leeds. You need to pick players up.

“When you concede in the last few minutes it does feel like a defeat that will be an important point come the end of the season. Next game is Charlton and another big game for us.

“We need to start winning games, this period now coming up against teams around us, Charlton Swansea, Stoke, Hull, are big games against teams around us. We need to find a consistent rhythm.

“You have to stay positive, only thing you can do. You have to keep confidence up, keep it a positive working environment when you come in.”