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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.

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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.

Mowbray out of the Riverside

Tony Mowbray suffered a poor start to the season. Credit: PA

Tony Mowbray has left his position as Middlesbrough manager.

The club confirmed that assistant Mark Venus would take over from the 49-year-old, who has been at the helm since 2010, until a permanent successor is appointed.

A statement on their official website read: "Middlesbrough Football Club have today announced that manager Tony Mowbray has left the club with immediate effect.

"Assistant manager Mark Venus will take charge of the team until further notice."

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