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Given heads out on loan to Boro

Shay Given hasn't appeared for Aston Villa this season. Credit: PA

Championship side Middlesbrough have brought in Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given on loan for one month.

The Irishman has been signed to cover the loss of first Jason Steele who misses the next three matches due to suspension.


Karanka set for Boro job

Aitor Karanka worked at Real Madrid for many years. Credit: PA

Former Athletic Bilbao defender Aitor Karanka is set to be appointed as the new Middlesbrough manager, according to reports.

Karanka previously worked as Jose Mourinho's assistant at Real Madrid, but this will be his first time in charge of a club.

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