Southgate Gives Up On Watson
Gareth Southgate has given up on target Ben Watson, admitting that the player is set to join Wigan FC.
Both Boro and Wigan have had a bid accepted for the midfielder, however Southgate is sure that he will be joining Wigan.
"We think he is joining Wigan. We are disappointed because we have done a lot of work over a couple of months towards that but that's the way it goes sometimes, sometimes you don't get it."
"Like I said, it's a disappointment but several factors came into a player's mind and our league position may come into it.
"He's a good kid and we would have liked to have signed him but we move on."
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We have got ideas but as soon as those ideas become public we lose players so I will be keeping that very close to my chest from now on.