Boro Must Pay £3m!

Last updated : 20 June 2009 By Boro Mad

Middlesbrough's recently launched appeal with former player Gary Smith to reclaim compensation paid to former Manchester United youngster Ben Collett has been denied.

Collett was left badly injured after a tackle from Smith during a reserve match in 2003. The challenge left Collett with his leg broken in two places.

The awarded damages received by Collett amounted to around £3 million, a relatively small sum when one considers the premature end to the former footballer's career.