Woody primed for Real debut
By Lucas Brown
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Jonathan Woodgate looks set to make his first start in a Real Madrid shirt.
Jonathan Woodgate looks set to make his first start in a Real Madrid shirt following his big money move from Newcastle United in the summer.
The England international is ready to play in a friendly against Alcorcon on October 12 as he battles his way back to full fitness.
He will be joined in the line-up by Santiago Solari, who is recovering from an ankle injury sustained last month, and youngster Fernandez Borja after the trio have been working hard with Madrid fitness coach Jose Luis Sanmartin.
Despite tearing a thigh muscle back in April, the former Leeds United central defender still passed a medical to join David Beckham and Michael Owen in the Spanish capital.
If he comes through the game without any reaction, then Woodgate could make his full debut for the club five days later as Real Betis visit El Santiago Bernabeu.