Middlesbrough team news: Neil Warnock provides Yannick Bolasie update and hopes for Dael Fry and Marcus Tavernier injury boosts

Neil Warnock isn’t sure how long Yannick Bolasie will be sidelined for but expects the winger to play again this season.
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Bolasie, 31, strained his hamstring in training last week and missed the Teessiders’ 2-1 defeat at Derby.

Warnock said after the game the player would be sidelined for a while, yet the Boro boss provided a more positive update ahead of his side’s home game against Huddersfield

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“It’s not that bad,” said Warnock when asked if the winger is likely to play again this season. “He wants to train and is training now on his bike, if you saw him now you wouldn't think there is anything wrong with him on that indoor bike.

Middlesbrough's Yannick Bolasie and Norwich's Emi Buendia.Middlesbrough's Yannick Bolasie and Norwich's Emi Buendia.
Middlesbrough's Yannick Bolasie and Norwich's Emi Buendia.

“If I told you tomorrow was our last game He’d play tomorrow.

“He had a similar situation to Jonny Howson. The muscle has opened a little bit but not in the main tissues, only on the side.

“Jonny didn’t lose his power and Yannick hasn’t lost his power but we just have to make sure it’s not too open that it might just blow completely.”

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Defender Dael Fry and Marcus Tavernier are also unlikely to feature against Huddersfield but could return for the upcoming games against Reading and Bristol City.

“They both had a good session yesterday,” said Warnock when asked about the pair. “Tav is probably just a few days to a week behind Dael, if it was the last game of the season tomorrow I think Dael would play.

“Tav is probably looking at the Reading or Bristol City game but it won’t be long now.”

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