Hartlepool United’s Adam Boyd and Nathan Luscombe could feature for Reserves against Middlesbrough

Nathan Luscombe could be in action for Hartlepool's Reserves.
Nathan Luscombe could be in action for Hartlepool's Reserves.

MICKY Barron will be forced to field a young reserve side against Middlesbrough at Victoria Park tonight amid the club’s deepening injury woes.

Adam Boyd could feature, having come from the bench in the last six senior matches and Nathan Luscombe is likely to get another chance to prove his fitness.

However, none of Cooper’s sidelined stars will be involved.

Read more about the Reserves, plus updates on Sunderland’s injuries, in today’s Sportmail.