Shay Given: Middlesbrough sign Aston Villa keeper on loan

Shay Given

Middlesbrough have signed goalkeeper Shay Given on loan from Aston Villa.

The 37-year-old former Republic of Ireland international joins for a month after Boro's first-choice keeper Jason Steele was given a three-match ban for his sending-off at Leeds United.

Given has been back-up to Brad Guzan at Villa Park since being displaced as number one in August last year.

He has made 599 career appearances in spells with Blackburn, Newcastle, Manchester City and Villa.

But he has not played since January's FA Cup defeat by Millwall and earlier this term was linked with a move to Doncaster.

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