Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

NEW BID FOR O'NEIL; Boro Test Pompey with Fresh Offer: Boro Bid to Bring Gary Back

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

NEW BID FOR O'NEIL; Boro Test Pompey with Fresh Offer: Boro Bid to Bring Gary Back

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Byline: ERIC PAYLOR

BORO will make a renewed bid this week to try to secure Gary O'Neil's services for their crucial three Championship run-in games.

Contact will be made with Portsmouth administrator Andrew Andronikou in the hope of negotiating a reduced payment with the cash-strapped Premier League club to play the Boro team captain.

In effect Andronikou holds O'Neil's immediate future in his hands.

Boro could not consider paying Portsmouth pounds 1m for O'Neil to play in only three games, even with the play offs still a possibility.

So the player may yet have to sit out the remainder of the season if Andronikou * Turn to page 39 The final countdown THE remaining fixtures for the Championship play off fifth and sixth place contenders are: BLACKPOOL (pl 43 pts 63 GD +13) Apr 17... Nottm Forest (h) Apr 24.. Peterborough (a) LEICESTER CITY (pl 43 pts 67 GD +10) Apr 17 ........... Watford (h) Apr 24 ............Preston (a) SWANSEA CITY (pl 43 pts 65 GD +3) Apr 17............ Barnsley (h) Apr 24 ..... Sheffield Utd (a) May 2 .. Middlesbrough (h) May 2 .......... Doncaster (h) May 2 ....... Bristol City (h) MIDDLESBROUGH (pl 43 pts 61 GD +12) Apr 17 .......................West Brom (a) READING (pl 41 pts 56 GD 0) Apr 13 .......................Newcastle (h) Apr 17 ..................Peterborough (h) Apr 20 .................... Scunthorpe (a) Apr 24 ......................... Watford (a) May 2 ...........................Preston (h) Apr 24 .......................... Coventry (h) May 2 .......................... Leicester (a)

continues to dig his feet in and demand that Boro stick by the wording of the original contract. As things stand, if O'Neil plays one more Boro game - his 100th for the club - then it will lead to Boro paying Pompey pounds 1m. The administrator is quoted as saying: "It's pounds 1m if O'Neil plays again. …

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