Wednesday 22 January 2020

Boro boss irked by Randolph medical

Darren Randolph. Photo: Getty Images
Darren Randolph. Photo: Getty Images

Middlesbrough boss Jonathan Woodgate hopes the future of his goalkeeper Darren Randolph will be clearer in 48 hours after what he described as "the longest medical I have ever known".

The Irish shot-stopper was due to join West Ham United in a £4million deal, but the move has been delayed over complications with last week's medical.

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Randolph, who is reported to be fit again after a thigh injury, will sit out tonight's FA Cup third-round replay against Tottenham as he waits for his transfer to be completed.

Woodgate said yesterday: "It's the longest medical I have ever known. I've had a few medicals myself and, believe it or not, I passed a few. But this is unbelievable. Let's see what happens over the next 48 hours."

Woodgate, who has former Ireland captain Robbie Keane as his assistant manager, makes the trip to Spurs in good spirits with just one defeat in nine matches in all competitions.

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