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Viduka back in the fold

05 Dec 2006 - 12:48:28

Middlesbrough striker Mark Viduka will return to action after almost seven weeks on the sidelines when Gareth Southgate's side play Tottenham on Tuesday.

The Australia international has been recovering from two broken toes but will start the White Hart Lane clash on the substitute's bench.

"Mark has travelled and will probably be involved," Southgate told Boro's official website.

"It's good to have him back in the fold. Mark just needs games now and he might as well get them in the first team.

"Spurs have played very well at home this season so it will be a good test for us. We have to give the same level of performance as we did at the weekend (against Manchester United).

"We know the reward for winning is we'd go above them so that's a great incentive. We're well aware of the problems they could pose us so we'll have to be at our best."

Jonathan Woodgate is expected to have recovered from illness in time to start and looks set to have Emanuel Pogatetz as his partner in the centre of defence.


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