Middlesbrough defender Jonathan Woodgate has announced that he is fit to play, despite suffering with a broken toe.

Woodgate, 35, has stated he is willing to play through pain to help the squad continue for their promotion push.

The defender told the official club website: “I keep reading in the papers that I’m injured, but I’m not,”

He has said that he is willing to soldier on, and wants to be included in the final part of the season.

“I have a broken toe, but I can play with that. I trained on Tuesday morning and while it’s painful, it’s not keeping me out. I want to play a part in what could be a great end to this season.”

He then spoke about his sides recent defeat to Bournemouth, which he was not involved in.

“The lads were a bit down after what happened at Bournemouth, but on the day we were beaten by a very good team.”

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