Middlesbrough have been handed a double blow on the injury front ahead of their league encounter with London club Queens Park Rangers (QPR) this weekend. Boro manager Neil Warnock gave an injury update on his team ahead of this weekend in a chat with reporters.

In his pre-match presser ahead of the QPR game, Warnock revealed that two key players Dael Fry and Marcus Tavernier won’t be available for the Championship match. As a matter of fact, the two players won’t play again this season according to the former Cardiff City and Crystal Palace boss due to their respective injuries.

For Tavernier, he has appeared in just four games out of the last 16 matches for Boro. He missed several games as a result of a knee injury before picking up another injury when he recovered from the said knee issue. The player picked up a calf problem in the Championship match with Milwall and has not been seen since then. That Milwall game was played last month.

Just like Tavernier, Fry has not been involved in any Middlesbrough game since that Milwall game. The centre back was injured in the defeat to Milwall. Boro have suffered defensively without Fry in the team in the last three games.

Without Fry, Boro have conceded six goals in the last three matches in the league with a return of two defeats from those matches.

Neil Warnock has made the decision to leave the two players out to completely recover ahead of next season. According to him during his pre-match press conference ahead of the QPR game, Warnock said he wants the players to come back fresh and ready for next season which starts in August. Boro are a long way from the play-off places in the English Championship and their manager has decided to start preparing for next season.

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