AMID an injury crisis to Middlesbrough's defenders, the club will be sweating on the fitness of full-back Anferee Djiksteel who limped off in yesterday's defeat to Blackpool in the Championship. 

Djiksteel was seen clutching his hamstring in the 56th minute and immediately signalled to the bench to be replaced. Isaiah Jones came on in his place as a make shift full-back as Boro went on to lose the game 2-1. 

Neil Warnock admitted that Djiskteel's potential absence doesn't do him or the squad any favours. 

“I don’t know. They said it was hamstring, but I don’t know how serious" the Boro boss said.

“And then with McNair and Bola too, we’re a bit light of options at the back aren’t we?”

Paddy McNair and Marc Bola have both sat out the last three games with their own respective injuries. However, there are making progress in their recoveries. 

“Boles and Paddy both trained yesterday.

“I don’t think they were fully out there, but they were out there doing something.

“So it can’t be too long until there back, hopefully.”