Boro have received a boost ahead of their big table-topping meeting against Wolves on Friday with defender Daniel Ayala pronounced as available.
The Spaniard has recently been playing with a muscle injury, but following a full week of training is able to continue.
However, the 27-year-old’s condition will need to be regularly monitored between now and the end of the campaign.
Manager Tony Pulis is understandably pleased to have one of his strongest performers available while coming up against a big-spending club seemingly destined for a top-flight return.
“Dani was poorly [before the Brentford game], and I have to give him fantastic credit for coming and playing,” he told the Northern Echo. “I was really pleased, and I thought his attitude was fantastic.
“He’s trained this week, and he’s trained very well this week, but the doctor is obviously monitoring him. Having said that, though, we think he’ll be okay.”
Wolves are only four victories from confirming their rise and like their hosts have eight games remaining.