Jones agrees new Boro deal

19 December 2008 01:30
Middlesbrough manager Gareth Southgate has revealed that Brad Jones has agreed a new contract with the club, while discussions with Ross Turnbull are set to continue. Jones' current deal ends next summer and, although he is being kept out of the first team by Turnbull, the Australian is happy to remain on Teesside. Southgate told the Evening Gazette: "With Brad Jones we've pretty much agreed everything, it's just a case of getting things signed and done, but in principle he's agreed everything. "With Ross, we're still talking, but with Brad it's pretty much done." Meanwhile, Southgate is pleased to report that he has received no offers for any of his players. With less than two weeks to go before the January transfer window opens, Tuncay, Stewart Downing and Gary O'Neil have all been linked with moves away from the Riverside Stadium, but Southgate said: "We haven't had anything. "Two years ago we had to pay some players to go. But now we wouldn't we want to sell any of them. The reality is we've got some good players here. "If teams want them they're going to have to pick the phone up - it's always on - but nobody has and I hope that stays the same way."

Source: ESA

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