Jonathan Woodgate says he's fit for selection, is aiming to play a big part in the remainder of the season and is calling for the fans to be there, too.

"I keep reading in the papers that I'm injured, but I'm not," he said.

"I have a broken toe, but I can play with that. I trained on Tuesday morning and while it's painful, it's not keeping me out.

"I want to play a part in what could be a great end to this season. The lads were a bit down after what happened at Bournemouth, but on the day we were beaten by a very good team. Decisions didn't go for us and we know we are better than what we showed that day."

The team returned to training on Tuesday having dusted themselves down and got Saturday's defeat out of the system.

Ahead lie seven games which will determine where Boro will be playing their football next season.

"I've been in enough squads for enough big games to know what it takes and I like what I see in our dressing room," said Woody.

"We need the fans, without any question. We need them as often as they can make it to our games. 

"I don't think they realise what a difference they can make. We all really appreciate the part they have played in our season so far, we need them with us right to the end."

Boro's schedule resumes with a game at home to Wigan on Good Friday, quickly followed by the trip to Watford on Easter Monday. 

The following Saturday Rotherham visit the Riverside, four days before Wolves arrive for a Tuesday night game that looks as though it will have plenty riding on it - as does the game at Norwich 72 hours later.

A trip to Fulham follows on Saturday April 25 and the scheduled season ends with a home game against Brighton the following Saturday.

"There could be a great end to what has been a very good season," said Woody. "I want to be involved and I want the fans to be a part of it."