Boro manager reveals injury boost ahead of QPR tie
Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock has revealed an injury update ahead of the clash at the Riverside Stadium.
Djed Spence suffered a suspected hamstring injury in the mid-week defeat at Hull City and had a scan on the injury on Friday.
Speaking in the pre-match press conference today, Warnock revealed that the defender suffered no damage to his hamstring.
"There's no damage to the hamstring but the doc was going to have a word with those who did the scan."
However, the veteran manager revealed that it was too early to suggest whether the defender would feature in Sunday's game at home to QPR.
"I'm going to see him straight after this (press conference). It depends how uncomfortable it is."
Spence regained his place in the team following the appointment of Neil Warnock and it would be a relief if he could shake off the knock and play on Sunday.
Boro are short of options in defence and the loss of the 19-year old would be a huge blow to the team.
Middlesbrough need their stars fit as they enter a crucial phase of the season, with their Championship status on the line.
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The defeat at Hull City means that the Riverside outfit find themselves in the bottom three of the Championship.