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Woodgate backs Graham to shine

Jonathan Woodgate has backed striker Danny Graham to score goals following his return to Middlesbrough.

The 28-year-old began his career as a trainee at Boro and prospered at Carlisle, Watford and Swansea before leaner spells at Sunderland and Hull.

Graham is yet to find the back of the net in two appearances to date, with Boro having failed to score in their last four games, but central defender Woodgate is confident he will rediscover his touch.

He told the club's official website: "The strikers are working really hard and it's not just up to them to score goals, it's up to the whole team.

"Danny Graham hasn't played since Boxing Day and it's not easy to just go into a new team and start firing.

"But he will score goals all day long. He's done it at Premier League level and he will score goals here."