Southgate's Frustration As City Buy There Way Out Of Trouble!

Last updated : 08 February 2009 By Boro Mad

Gareth Southgate's only new arrival was Marlon King, who has joined on loan from Wigan in a deal that saw Mido move the other way.

But King was a virtual passenger in a Boro side that has now gone 13 games without a win and seems destined for a long fight against the drop.

Southgate: "There is no chance of me walking out on this challenge.

"I am not shirking my responsibility.

"The fortunate thing for us is that the league is so tight but we probably need five wins to stay in the division.

"It would be easy to be critical of our finishing but you have to remember Given produced some brilliant saves.

"It is frustrating because I thought we did the majority of things right. We are not where we are because of performances like that.

"The players just need a break but the positive thing is we don't have anyone ducking the challenge. No-one is hiding."