IAN McDonald's relegation woes have been handed a massive double boost after a successful week in the office.

Macca's "trick up his sleeve" as promised in Friday's News was revealed at 2.30pm Saturday afternoon when both defender Jim Rodwell and striker Ken Charlery were named in the starting eleven to face Tamworth.

Rodwell was given the all-clear to resume his Boro career on Thursday after winning his third successive case against his dismissal by former boss Graham Westley last year.

Rodwell, 32, is owed nearly £40,000 in wages which must be paid off by the club within 14 days, but in the meantime he resumed his playing career in the No.33 shirt in a bid to help Boro avoid relegation.

He said: "Ian McDonald and Vince Williams have been very supportive throughout and I greatly appreciate that.

"There have been a lot of lies and mis-truths spoken about me but I've been completely vindicated."

Charlery, on the other hand, agreed to waiver the clause in his contract to play on a game-to-game basis until the end of the season.