Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray says he's looking forward to seeing winger Kieron Dyer in action.
The former Newcastle United player joined Boro on a four-month contract on Thursday after being released by Queens Park Rangers in early January. He's been given the number 12 shirt.
The 34-year-old has been included in Middesbrough's squad for the match against his boyhood club Ipswich Town on Saturday. Mowbray said Dyer could be an invaluable signing. He said: "I've known Kieron a long, long time. I probably played in his debut at Ipswich when he was 17.
"Even at such a young age he was a fabulous footballer with understanding of the game. He's obviously had injury problems for a lot of years. People keep throwing statistics at me of how many games he's played in how long.
"Hopefully he plays, and we get the benefits of a top player enjoying his football."
Sunderland AFC midfielder Ahmed Elmohamady has re-joined joined Hull City AFC on loan for the remainder of the season.
The 24-year old joined the Tigers on a season-long loan in August, but was recalled by Sunderland earlier this month.
He will now link up once again with Hull boss Steve Bruce, who brought the Egyptian international to the Stadium of Light two seasons ago.
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Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray says the club did enquire about Danny Graham before the striker joined Sunderland.
It's understood Boro managed to agree a fee with Swansea City for the 27-year-old. However, the player has instead completed a £5 million move to the Stadium of Light.
Speaking on transfer deadline day, Mowbray said: "He is a player we did enquire about because of the personal reasons of wanting to come back to a certain area of the country, and we obviously fit that criteria."
Sunderland have today completed the £5 million signing of Danny Graham from Swansea City. The 27-year-old will wear the number 9 shirt at the Stadium of Light.
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Sunderland have announced that striker Louis Saha has left the club by mutual consent.
The 34-year-old joined the club on a one-year deal last summer, but is now a free agent after ending his contract on Wearside.
The club's Chief Executive Margaret Byrne said: "We wish Louis all the very best for the future and thank him for his contribution to Sunderland."
Saha made just two starts and a total of 14 appearances for the Black Cats.