Late Late Show For Tuncay!

Last updated : 03 April 2009 By Boro Mad
Boro must pick up the Turk at Manchester Airport without having the opportunity to give him time to prepare or acclimatise before the Reebok showdown.
Boro assistant boss Malcolm Crosby told the Evening Gazette today: "It's difficult when you have so many players away, but it's the same for everybody.

"In Tuncay's case he will be coming back to us after two tough games, both of them against Spain.

"There's no point in him coming all the way back here when he lands. We'll meet him at Manchester.

"It's far from ideal and playing him will be taking a risk.

"Of course he'll want to play, and hopefully he'll come back without any problems, but it's something we'll have to think about.

"It's a similar situation regarding Mohamed Shawky. He's away with Egypt and we need to see how he is when he returns to us."