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Smogs Warn Off Shepherd

Following the Panorama TV programme on Tuesday, Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson has told Freddy Shepherd to end any interest in Boro youngster Nathan Porritt.

The youngster's agent Peter Harrison was filmed discussing a possible move away from Teesside to Chelsea, Liverpool or Newcastle.

Middlesbrough will not report the three clubs for making an illegal approach for the player, mainly because it seemed from the footage it was Harrison doing the tauting ... not the three clubs making an approach.

Harrison was shown offering Porritt to representatives of the first two clubs and also talked about another meeting he claimed to have had with the Magpies concerning the England youth player.

Gibson: 'We got wind of Nathan being offered to Newcastle, but the conversation was taking place at a fairly low level. Keith Lamb, our chief executive, rang Freddy Shepherd and told him what was going on. Freddy didn't know anything about it and his reply was 'Right, I'll stop that immediately'.

'Within 30 seconds, Freddy had made sure that any contact with Harrison had ended and we got a commitment from Newcastle that they would never attempt to poach any of our young players.'




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Date:Thursday September 21 2006

Time: 7:04PM

 

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