Jonathan Woodgate has finally returned from injury at White Hart Lane but he’s been told he needs to go out on loan to regain form and fitness by manager Harry Redknapp.
Woodgate has had to endure a long spell on the sidelines and has not featured for Spurs since November of 2009. Persistent groin problems have been the problem for Woodgate and a return to the Tottenham side would prove vital considering Harry Redknapp has a small range of defenders with only 3 fully established centre-backs fully fit with Gallas & Ledley King currently on the sidelines. Woodgate has been injury prone ever since his arrival from Real Madrid and his current contract expires at the end of this season. Coach Harry Redknapp might as well turn to Woodgate as Spurs have yet to keep a clean sheet since the opening day of the season and he has nothing to lose.
Woodgate initially missed out on the 25 man squad limit due to the groin injury he has suffered constantly since he limped off in the 9-1 drubbing of Wigan Athletic on the 22nd of November 2009.