Middlesbrough manager Jonathan Woodgate has confirmed that both Britt Assombalonga and Lewis Wing could be in contention to face Swansea this weekend.
Assombalonga limped off after a forceful challenge by Darren Pratley in the 1-0 win over Charlton last weekend and subsequently missed the 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday. However, Woodgate believes the striker could have a chance of making a swift return on Saturday:
“We’ll find out in the next 48 hours but he will be touch and go for Swansea. Let’s see.”
Wing’s injury has kept him out of the last two games, having picked up a knee problem in training last week, but the 24-year-old could be in line to feature at the Liberty Stadium:
“Lewis could be in contention for Saturday maybe, let’s see how he is. Let’s see how he trains in the next 72 hours. We’ll have to see for Saturday. It’ll depend on who’s back fit and which players we’ve got.”
Boro have had to rely on their academy players in recent matches due to the club’s injury crisis. The likes of captain George Friend, Ryan Shotton, Rudy Gestede, Anfernee Dijksteel, Marcus Browne and Darren Randolph all remain unavailable.
Even so, Woodgate will be hoping to build on the performances in the last two games and grab a result against Swansea.