Givenâ€™s loan from Aston Villa to Middlesbrough is due to end on February 28 and the two clubs were last week unable to agree a deal which will keep the former Republic of Ireland No 1 at the Riverside for the rest of this campaign.
Given told the Daily Mail: "Itâ€™s been out of my hands really and pretty much out of Middlesbroughâ€™s hands too. Aston Villa wanted to have that 24-hour recall in case something happened to Brad Guzan. Had they extended the loan until the end of the season they couldnâ€™t call me back. Villa didnâ€™t feel they could take that risk. They wanted somebody with experience as an option.
"I could possibly go to another Championship club, I think. But I donâ€™t think I can come back to Middlesbrough."