Viduka hints at exit

03 October 2006 09:22
Middlesbrough striker Mark Viduka has hinted that he may leave the club in order to play regular first-team football. The 30-year-old Australia international has started only three Premiership games this season as Gareth Southgate's side have struggled in the opening weeks of the campaign. Viduka's current Riverside Stadium deal expires next summer and the former Celtic and Leeds United striker, who was linked with a transfer to Newcastle United in August, thinks it may be time for a new challenge. "I want to be playing regularly but I'll wait and see because it's the last year of my contract," he told The Sun. "We're still finding our feet and Gareth (Southgate) has varied between one and two strikers, so I've got to see what happens. "There was some action with another club but there's always action in the last day before the transfer window closes." Viduka has scored 24 goals in 71 appearances for Boro since his £4.5million transfer from Leeds in July 2004.

Source: ESA