Middlesbrough boss Jonathan Woodgate provides injury update ahead of Millwall clash

Middlesbrough captain George Friend.Middlesbrough captain George Friend.
Middlesbrough captain George Friend. | 2019 Getty Images
Middlesbrough boss Jonathan Woodgate says captain George Friend is touch and go ahead of Saturday’s meeting with Millwall at the Riverside.

The 31-year-old defender missed Tuesday night’s 1-0 win over Wigan after suffering a recurrence of the thigh injury which kept him out for a large part of pre-season.

Left-back Hayden Coulson remains out, though, while defender Dael Fry will be in the squad to face the Lions following a hamstring injury which has kept him out since April.

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“George is touch and go. Hayden Coulson isn't fit for the game. We're really light,” said Woodgate when asked about injuries.

“It's a pity we couldn't get a couple more in in the window but that's how it is. We're on the back of a win so we're full of confidence.”

“I've got full confidence in my squad and the players I've got. The Championship is relentless.”