Transfer news: Middlesbrough sign Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given on a month's loan
Middlesbrough have moved to bring in Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given on a month's loan.
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Last Updated: 01/12/13 12:08pm
New Boro boss Aitor Karanka has swooped to sign former Republic of Ireland keeper Given on a tempoary basis to help fill the void by Jason Steele's three-game ban following his red card against Leeds last weekend.
Given has found himself out of favour at Villa for the last 18 months with Brad Guzan establishing himself as No.1 keeper at Villa Park.
The 37-year-old has dropped down to third-choice in the pecking order this season following the arrival of Jed Steer in the summer and Given has been looking for a move away in search of regular first-team football.
The former Newcastle keeper is expected to go straight into the Middlesbrough squad for this weekend's clash with Bolton.