Date: 9th October 2006 at 1:15pm
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Middlesbrough defender Jonathan Woodgate looks certain to miss Newcastle’s visit to the Riverside on Sunday 22nd October.

The 26-year-old, currently on loan from Real Madrid, has picked up an injury in training.

Boro refuse to comment but it seems a groin problem is part of the problem. And a rumour from the Riverside suggests the injury could involve his thigh, which has caused him problems for three years.

He joined Real in a £13.4million move from Newcastle in August 2004 and only managed 14 matches for the Spanish side in two seasons.

NEXT NEWCASTLE UTD FIXTURES

Sunday 15th October 2006
Newcastle v Bolton 16.00

Thursday 19th October 2006
Newcastle v Fenerbahce 19.45

Sunday 22nd October 2006
Middlesbro’ v Newcastle 15.00

Wednesday 25th October 2006
Carling Cup
Newcastle v Portsmouth 19.45