Turnbull Timing Bizarre!

Last updated : 02 February 2009 By Boro Mad
Wouldn't it have been better to tie him to a deal when he was number one following Mark Schwarzer's departure for Fulham.

The 24-year-old has enjoyed a very good season but was dropped on Saturday as Brad Jones was preferred ahead of the draw against Blackburn.

Turnbull, though is out-of-contract in the summer and could leave The Riverside on a free transfer.

Southgate: "Ross has been terrific for us. I think we've made a very good offer and it's up to him.

"If he wants to sign it, brilliant, if he doesn't, that's his prerogative."

Hardly words of encouragement.