Pogatetz given green light

Last updated : 25 August 2005 By Reggie Holdsworth
. . . the Austrian's ban has been reduced to eight weeks and Boro have received official notification that he is now available to make his debut.

The 22-year-old who signed from Bayer Leverkusen for £1.8m could make his debut against Charlton on Sunday, if Steve McClaren can find a place for him in the team!

Pogatetz has played for Austria recently against Scotland in his home town of Graz so his fitness will not be an issue.