MIDDLESBROUGH’S promotion hopes could be hit if they lose the services of two players for a month due to the Africa Cup Of Nations.
Attacking ace Albert Adomah has been called into the Ghana squad for a competition which defender Emilio Nsue is also set to feature in.
Adomah has been named in a provisional squad which will train for a week before final numbers are determined.
Should he make the cut, Adomah, who made one appearance in the World Cup in Brazil, will be with Ghana for the Africa Cup of Nations which runs in Equatorial Guinea until February 8.
The training camp runs from Sunday to Saturday January 10.
Meanwhile Nsue will be part of the host nation’s squad, leaving Boro short of cover at right back.
Equatorial Guinea stepped in to host the tournament after Morocco withdrew as hosts because of its fears over the Ebola outbreak elsewhere on the continent.
Boro lie fourth in the Sky Bet Championship table, just four points outside the top two.