For Boro's 0-0 draw with Leeds United, Given earned a standing ovation from Boro fans as he paid a fond farewell after helping ensure the Teessiders haven't shipped a goal at home in the league this year.
"It wasn't to be, Aston Villa want me back, so I have to go back. It's out of my hands. It looks like I won't be playing much football when I go back - that's the situation I'm in.
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