BRITT ASSOMBALONGA and Duncan Watmore are both available to feature in Middlesbrough’s starting line-up for tomorrow’s Championship game at Nottingham Forest.

The pair were selected on the substitutes’ bench for last weekend’s game with Birmingham City, with Neil Warnock worried they were still struggling with the physical after-effects of a Covid infection.

They came on for the second half of Boro’s 1-0 defeat, with their side’s attacking performance improving during their time on the pitch, and Warnock is set to restore them to the starting line-up at the City Ground.

The Boro boss said: “They should be okay – they’ve both definitely looked a lot better.

“I couldn’t have played them (against Birmingham). I wanted to play Britt because I thought he was outstanding at Birmingham, but I couldn’t have played him looking at him on Friday. I never thought he’d even be on the bench.

“He was a lot brighter yesterday though, and said he felt a lot better. So did Duncan, so I’ve no problems at all with those two now. They’ll be in my thoughts from the start now.”