O'Neil Ready For Action!

Last updated : 18 August 2009 By Boro Mad

Southgate otherwise has no fresh injury problems with midfielder Gary O'Neil having put groin surgery on hold until the end of the month.

Striker Jeremie Aliadiere (hamstring) is expected to return to training later this week, while Didier Digard (groin), Emanuel Pogatetz (knee), Brad Jones and Chris Riggott (both ankle) and Matthew Bates (cruciate ligament) remain on the sidelines.