Boro's assistant manager Malcolm Crosby: "We've had these two lads here over the last few days and they both look decent players, but we will need a bit more time before we make any decisions.
"I've been impressed with Matic. He's a good footballer, a big, tall boy and he looks a good player
"Hovancik is a younger lad who has impressed me greatly. I like him very much and think all the coaching staff have been impressed.
"He's got a lovely attitude for a young player and he looks like a good prospect.
"We will have to make decisions on them soon and it will all depend on how much the club (Kosice) want for these players.
"But up to now I have been pleased and you would have to seriously look at signing them."