Middlesbrough coach Colin Cooper admits they're desperate to get Mido fit for Saturday's match against his old club Tottenham.

"We will give him as long as he needs to be fit against his old club," said Cooper. "We want Mido back on the pitch as quickly as possible, now that we've got Jeremie (Aliadiere) off the treatment table.

"Because I think earlier in the season Mido and Jeremie looked as though they could form a decent partnership."