Is The Riverside A New Open Prison?

Last updated : 06 November 2009 By Boro Mad


... Middlesbrough boss Gordon Strachan has signed Aston Villa midfielder Isaiah Osbourne on a two-month loan deal.

The 21-year-old trained with the Teessiders on Thursday morning.

He has made 29 appearances for Villa since earning his senior debut three years ago ... but they want him out of Villa Park because he is on bail for ROBBERY!

Strachan: "I have known about Isaiah for about a year and he will bring us more strength in the midfield area where we are definitely short on numbers.

"He's not a flair player, he's what I would call a continuity player, but he will also give us strength, height and get about the pitch."

Osbourne made eight appearances on loan at Nottingham Forest last season.