MIDDLESBROUGH are heading down to Cornwall for their pre-season training camp and it remains to be seen whether Marc Bola and Sammy Ameobi join them. 

Bola, 23, had a hernia operation in the summer while Ameobi, 29, has suffered a knock to his knee. The winger has also been serving a period of self isolation after a close contact contracted COVID. 

The week long training camp will consist of games against Saltash United on Monday, Tavistock AFC on Wednesday and Plymouth Arygyle on Friday. 

While the full-back's prospects of joing the camp are looking good, Ameobi's chances hinge on the results of a scan which the club should have received this weekend. 

"Bola has had a few days with the specialist and he's feeling a lot better" the Boro boss Neil Warnock said. 

"His hernia is okay, he's just got a little bit of a nip on his hip which has put him back a few days but today he felt a lot better so hopefully a few days training we might take him with us.

"He had a hernia operation in the summer at the end of last season.

"Sammy Ameobi, he's had a bit of a knock on his good knee. He had a bad knee but this is his good one.

"We haven't been able to scan him because he's had to isolate because his wife got COVID so it's a crash job with him. 

"It depends on the scan."

Jonny Howson, 33, was also absent for Boro's midweek friendly win over Bishop Auckland due to injury but the Boro boss said that the veteran midfielder will go down with the squad to Cornwall. 

"He (Jonny Howson) has been training really hard. He had a bit of an injury with his calf. 

"So what we've been doing is we've been working ever so hard. The scan shows he shouldn't be involved until the middle of next week really. 

"If I could get half a game against Plymouth with him I'll be happy. He's coming down with us. 

"We might not try him on Wednesday depending on how he is. 

"Jon will want to play on Monday. We don't want to risk it at this stage."