MIDDLESBROUGH have received a welcome boost from the injury front as Dael Fry and Martin Payero return to full training today.

Fry has been out before the international break after limping off in the defeat to Hull City but the nature of the injury hasn’t been revealed.

Meanwhile, Martin Payero has been suffering with an achilles problem he picked up before the most recent international break. He’s yet to feature for the side under Chris Wilder with his last game coming in against West Brom as the two sides drew 1-1 at the Hawthorns.

Boro have been ravaged by injuries throughout the season with the new manager having to contend with getting the best out of his bruised and battered squad but the the news of Fry and Payero's progress has been welcomed by the Boro boss. 

After the weekend’s win over Huddersfield, Wilder said: “We’ve got Martin Payero back available on Monday which is important. We’ve got Dael (Fry) back on Monday which is important.

“They are two big players for us. We haven’t picked up anything today so it’s important that we came through the game healthy and to have them two back in is great news for us all.”

It remains to be seen whether the pair will be fit enough to play this weekend’s tie against Swansea City as the Welsh side come to the Riverside Stadium.

Elsewhere, Lee Peltier will have a spell on the treatment table with a hamstring injury. The 34-year-old is set to sit out the next 3-4 weeks for Boro.

Peltier has made 13 appearances this season on Teesside since signing on a free transfer in the summer. 

Grant Hall continues to recover from a hamstring injury with no timescale set for the defender's return to the side.