Downing Blames 'Lack Of Investment' For Transfer Request!

Last updated : 05 January 2009 By Boro Mad
Stewart Sr. (talking to the Evening Gazette): "Stewart's been frustrated since the summer, really.

"When he signed his new contract he was assured that there would be significant investment in the squad.

"He feels that the club haven't matched those expectations. He's also frustrated that the team is once again struggling in the Premier League.

"Obviously as a Middlesbrough lad, he's thought long and hard about the decision to hand in a transfer request, and he also hopes the fans will understand his reasons for doing so."