Former England international Jonathan Woodgate will attempt to revive his injury-blighted career at second-tier English club Middlesbrough after his release by Stoke.

It will be Woodgate's second spell at Middlesbrough, having spent 19 months at the northeast club between 2006-08 after ending his three-year stint at Spanish giant Real Madrid.

The 32-year-old Woodgate has long been regarded as one of England's best defenders but a series of injury problems have stopped him reaching his full potential.

He has also played for Leeds and Tottenham, while his recent spell at Premier League team Stoke lasted only a year.