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Middlesbrough boss Southgate happy to have small squad

After closing a deal for Arsenal fullback Justin Hoyte, Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate says he isn't concerned over the lack depth he has in his squad.

He told the Evening Gazette: "We've got a small squad but we believe it's a good one, and I want to keep everybody involved this season.

"I was delighted with the attitude and the character we showed for the Spurs game and I want to have a look at a couple of games before making a final decision.

"I'm pleased to have added Justin Hoyte to the squad, but we have no more bids in at the moment and it may stay that way.

"It may leave us a little bit short, but then we have players who have proved they can play in a number of positions. Villa only had a small squad last season and they finished above us in the table.

"I like the idea of everybody having a chance of playing On the other hand I do not want to leave us exposed, so it's a situation that needs a lot of thought."

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