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Roy Hodgson is eager for his side to test themselves against Central and South American opposition

Southgate exit my toughest decision says Gibson

Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson was today launching a search for a new manager after reluctantly relieving Gareth Southgate of his duties.

Southgate 'relieved of duties' despite win

Middlesbrough 2 Derby County 0

Round-up: Newcastle held after penalty snub

Chris Hughton could not believe his eyes after Championship leaders Newcastle United were denied an "absolute certain" penalty in their 0-0 draw with Bristol City.

Aliadière keeps Boro on pace

Sheffield Wednesday 1 Middlesbrough 3

Manchester City considering way forward on Adebayor charges

Manchester City must decide in the next 24 hours whether to contest either of the charges facing their striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who is facing the possibility of an extended ban after being at the centre of two controversial incidents during Saturday's 4-2 win over Arsenal at Eastlands.

St Ledger joins Middlesbrough

Preston have confirmed that defender Sean St Ledger has joined Middlesbrough on a three-month loan deal with a view to a permanent move in January.

FA charge Manchester City's Adebayor

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has been charged with violent and improper conduct in Saturday's 4-2 win over Arsenal, the English Football Association said today.

Johnson cannot shake off Boro’s relegation blues

Middlesbrough 0 Sheffield United 0

Middlesbrough expect Mido and Tuncay to leave

Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate is expecting strikers Mido and Tuncay Sanli to leave the club within weeks.

Villa target Distin and Delph but drop pursuit of Tuncay

Aston Villa are expected to follow the £12m purchase of Stewart Downing from Middlesbrough with offers for Portsmouth's Sylvain Distin and Leeds United's Fabian Delph.

Southgate warns clubs against Downing delay

Middlesbrough manager Gareth Southgate has warned Stewart Downing's suitors that they may face stiff competition if they wait until January to try to sign him. Southgate confirmed yesterday that the 24-year-old England international – who has been linked with Aston Villa, Tottenham and Everton amongst others this summer – has been told he can step up his recovery after foot surgery. However, he will miss the start of the season and is unlikely to play until much later this year.

Mido fails to return to Middlesbrough training

Middlesbrough striker Afonso Alves has returned to training.

Middlesbrough players fail to show for training

Middlesbrough were today conducting an inquiry into why several of their players failed to return for pre-season training.

Hit & Run: Andy Murray loves the English now?

Andy Murray in love with the English? You're having a laff, mate, aintcha?

Boro 'too young' admits Gibson

Chairman claims a lack of experience cost Teessiders in their battle to beat drop
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