Boro stopper pens new deal

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Middlesbrough goalkeeper Jason Steele has signed a new four-and-a-half year contract.

The 20-year-old England Under-21 international, who has featured in 22 successive league matches since making his debut for the Teessiders in August, will now stay with the team he joined as a 12-year-old until the summer of 2015.

Boro boss Tony Mowbray told the club's official website: "I inherited Jason as number one goalkeeper and he has never given me any reason to reconsider that position."

Mowbray added: "He makes impressive saves, he has a great work ethic to his training and he has a wonderful temperament. I hope he can be a success as Boro's goalkeeper for some years to come."

Steele said: "I'm delighted to have signed so I can now concentrate on helping us get out of the situation we find ourselves in and then push for bigger and better things.

"I told the manager that this is where I want to be and where I want to play football. That was all he wanted to hear and it was all sorted very quickly."

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