Pogatetz ruled out of FA Cup tie as Middlesbrough look to tie up£2m deal for Palace's Watson

23 January 2009 12:52
Injured: Boro's Pogatetz has a hamstring problem and will not be risked at Wolves With former Arsenal defender Justin Hoyte back in training, only Jeremie Aliadiere is expected to be absent when Boro visit Chelsea in the League at Stamford Bridge next week. Although French midfielder Didier Digard is suspended and youngster Josh Walker is out for two months with torn ankle ligaments.   More. Middlesbrough's Mido set to be unveiled at Wigan despite text to Levy about rejoining Spurs Middlesbrough deals show Gibson's support for under-fire Southgate MIDDLESBROUGH FC NEWS FROM ACROSS THE WEB Southgate is today hoping to tie up a deal for Crystal Palace midfielder Ben Watson after agreeing a£2m deal with Neil Warnock. But he faces late competition from Fulham and Reading despite the England Under-21 international travelling to Teesside yesterday to discuss personal terms and have a medical. Scroll down for more Boro-bound? Southgate has agreed a£2m fee with Palace for Ben Watson Portsmouth boss Tony Adams is expected to make another attempt to re-sign unsettled midfielder Gary O'Neil, if the Watson deals goes through. Although Southgate has fought to keep 25-year-old O'Neil, he may be prepared to let him return to Fratton Park if Adams matches the£5 million Middlesbrough paid 18 months ago. Marlon King's loan move to the Riverside should be completed over the weekend and Mido is in talks with Wigan, with Southgate hoping to seal a cash deal for the disruptive, wantaway Egypt international.   More. Middlesbrough's Mido set to be unveiled at Wigan despite text to Levy about rejoining Spurs Middlesbrough deals show Gibson's support for under-fire Southgate MIDDLESBROUGH FC NEWS FROM ACROSS THE WEB  

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