Former Magpies Kick Boro When They're Down!

Last updated : 08 February 2009 By Boro Mad
Mark Hughes: "I can't remember a better goalkeeping debut than that.

"Whatever Shay was asked to do he did it without any real theatre. He was very composed and had a calming influence on our back four.

"People may argue about who is better in those situation but very few are as good as Shay and we are delighted he is here.

"Over the course of a season the keeper has such an impact on what you do. He is going to help us immensely.

"Craig (Bellamy) is doing really well.

"It shows the value of going into the market for guys who understand the Premier League and have experience of it.

"They can come in and hit the ground running, which is exactly what Craig has done. We are delighted with the impact he is having."