The Madejski Stadium

Next Game

Reading v Middlesbro'

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 20:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Riverside Stadium

Last Game

Middlesbro' 1 - 2 Millwall

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Bailey likely to leave Boro

Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray has confirmed that midfielder Nicky Bailey will leave during the summer, unless the club are promoted to the Premier League.

Last Updated: 04/01/13 at 10:33 Post Comment

Nicky Bailey: Joined Middlesbrough from Charlton in June 2010

Nicky Bailey: Joined Middlesbrough from Charlton in June 2010

Bailey joined the club in June 2010 for £1.4million as an attacking midfielder from Charlton, but has scored just four goals since his arrival.

He has recently been deployed in a more defensive role, and Mowbray has admitted that the player may be used at centre-back in Boro's FA Cup tie against Hastings on Saturday.

Bailey has played in 16 of the club's 26 league games, but has started only 12 times.

"He is out of contract this summer and his deal will be allowed to run down," Mowbray said.

"He arrived when this club was doing things differently financially.

"If we are in the Premier League next year, then the money issues will not be a problem."

The player himself admits he would rather stay at the club.

"My current situation is I've got six months left," he said.

"We'll have to see what happens next. Nothing has been said either way yet about what will happen in the summer. Hopefully something will get sorted.

"My preference would be to stay, I've got no reason to want to leave. I'm happy here. My family is happy here. I've really enjoyed my time playing with the Boro.

"But I'm not one to go blabbing my mouth off over these things. Whatever will be will be."

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Mike_Christie
Please Stop Telling Us What To Think

H

ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

TheWhiz
Wenger hails important win

I

s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

redbornandbred
De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Premier League: Chelsea's Jose Mourinho 'congratulates' officials after loss to Sunderland

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho fired a thinly-veiled criticism at the officials after the 2-1 home defeat to Sunderland.

Premier League: Sunderland beat Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge

Fabio Borini scored a late penalty as Sunderland beat Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge to dent the Blues' title hopes.

Cardiff held, Swans win late

Cardiff's hopes of Premier League survival suffered a blow as they drew 1-1 with Stoke, while Swansea grabbed a 2-1 win at Newcastle.

Mail Box

Kieran's Not The Only One Keeping Notes

Another chap in the mailbox has been keeping notes on comments made by optimistic Man United fans. Plus, Garey Vance is offering a double-or-quits on his new tattoo...

Mignolet Is The Reason For Liverpool Flying

Mignolet's bad kicking is the reason for Liverpool's success, whilst one man keep notes on F365 mails. Plus England excitement, Arteta and a bad Walsall experience...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property