Mido Going Nowhere

Last updated : 28 August 2008 By Sam
The Egyptian striker is keen to command a regular starting place with Boro but Southgate has said that no Premier League side would guarantee him that.

"Mido enjoys it here," Southgate has said.

"The only thing he wants is to play football and he wants to be first choice, but he's also aware that no club can guarantee him that.

"The reason he joined is he believes in what we're trying to do here and I think he can still play a big part in that.

"He's a big crowd favourite despite all the difficulties he had last season.

"He's a good player and we want those here. He's a talent and you want all your players to fulfil their talent.

"It's time he had a more settled period in his career and was at a club for a bit longer."