Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Bring Geremi Back to Boro

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Bring Geremi Back to Boro

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Byline: Philip Tallentire

Joseph Job today revealed he would be delighted to see his good mate Geremi back at Boro.

Steve McClaren has refused to rule out a move for the unsettled Chelsea star who enjoyed a successful loan season at Boro before signing for the Blues.

And any bid for Geremi would have the immediate support of his Cameroon team-mate Job, whose Boro performances improved dramatically during his compatriot's spell on Teesside.

He said: "Obviously, if he came here it would be good, and he's a very good friend of mine.

"He's a top-class player and I keep in touch. But I don't know what's happening with him at the moment."

Job, who is currently in negotiations with Boro over a new contract, admits he doesn't know where he will be playing his football next season.

He's hoping to land a new deal, but after another good season rival Premiership clubs will be keeping tabs on how talks are progressing.

"I don't know what's happening with me yet. I can't say anything," Job admitted.

The 26-year-old once again found the net in the 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday, to take his tally to six for the season. However, he admits losing to ten men was hard to stomach.

"The goal was not the most important thing. We needed to win," he said.

"They played ten men at the back and that's why they were stopping us from scoring again.

"We did put pressure on them and we felt we would score, but we didn't take our chances.

"We feel very frustrated. We had good chances and we didn't score. The manager was also very frustrated.

"I feel good about getting a goal, but would have preferred to win the game."

Looking ahead to Sunday's clash with Liverpool at Anfield, he said: "We've got three games to go and we've got to win those games.

"Liverpool will be very difficult, especially away from home.

"It will be a tough game but we will go there to win.

"You have to win your games if you want to finish higher in the table. …

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