Football - Boro to check on quintet

Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray will give late fitness tests to five of his players ahead of Saturday's home clash with Wolves.


Grant Leadbitter, Faris Haroun and Andre Bikey all have hamstring niggles and will be subject to checks on Saturday.

The manager will also run the rule over Andy Halliday (Achilles) and Seb Hines (knee) before kick-off at the Riverside.

On-loan midfielder Josh McEachran returns to contention after he was ineligible to play a part in Wednesday's Capital One Cup defeat to Swansea under the terms of his loan agreement with parent club Chelsea.

Jonathan Woodgate has recovered from his calf injury and could be in Mowbray's plans.

Julio Arca (toe surgery), Rhys Williams (ankle ligaments), Muzzy Carayol and Curtis Main (both knee) are all close to returning to the squad.

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