Woodgate Hopes Dashed?

Last updated : 15 October 2006 By Footy Mad - Editor

... rumours we have from our Riverside "insider" is that his chances are 60-40 AGAINST a return to action despite Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate saying different.

Woodgate, on loan from Real Madrid, missed Saturday's home clash with Everton due to a leg injury sustained in training, and there were fears the 26-year-old would be out for up to three weeks.

However, Boro have revealed they are hoping Woodgate will be fit in time to face his old club next weekend at the Riverside Stadium.