Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing insists he has no regrets not following ex-teammate Jonathan Woodgate to Tottenham.

Downing phoned Woody after his pal's winner landed the Carling Cup for Spurs.

The Boro star said: "I am pleased for him but we are not far from our own final. I certainly wasn't envious. He told me we have our own final to get to.

"But I said we are playing for the FA Cup, which is bigger than the Carling Cup anyway."