Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate says new Egypt international signing Mohamed Shawky will need time to adjust to Premiership life.
"We will just have to see how he adapts. We feel Shawky will be a success here. In every sense it's a big change for Shawky, and Mido will be a big help to him.
"Culturally it's a big change and Mido will be able to explain the changes in the way of life over here. The language change is also dramatic.
"Shawky speaks a little bit and understands quite a lot but to have a familiar face around, and someone who can go round to his house to help him settle, will really help."