Boro Will Invest In Youth!

Last updated : 16 May 2009 By Boro Mad
Gareth Southgate: "It's too easy to say that experience might have made a difference, for the experience we had either wanted to move on or we had to sell.

"Successful teams do have experienced players but the bigger picture is why we had to take those decisions - and the people who have moved on have had mixed seasons.

"The crucial thing is who you are able to bring in.

"In an ideal world you would bring your young players through the ranks and financially for clubs like ourselves that is the future because it is impossible to compete with the billionaires coming into the league.

"If you get 20 billionaires, three are still going to get relegated, so there has to be a sense of how you build a football club for its long-term survival.

"We will continue to invest in the academy and what we have to do is ensure the quality of player coming through is good enough to play at the highest level."