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Southgate cool on Viduka
08 Apr 2007 - 07:44:06
Middlesbrough manager Gareth Southgate said he was relaxed about contract talks with Mark Viduka after the striker netted twice in the 4-1 thrashing of rock-bottom Watford.
Thirty-one-year-old Viduka, who is out of contract this summer, took his season's tally with a brace against the Hornets and Southgate remains hopeful that an agreement can be reached with the Australian.
Southgate said: "Talks are ongoing and Mark is having a think about things. I am very relaxed about it.
"He knows my position on it and I respect the fact that he wants time to think about things.
"He has said he is enjoying his football, which I think he is. When you are as close to the end of a contract as he is, you have got lots of different things to think about.
"It is a situation I am very, very comfortable with and we will just have to see what develops."