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Bruce open to Mido stay

Striker has impressed Latics boss during loan move

Mido: Has impressed Bruce

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Steve Bruce would be interested in extending Mido's stay at Wigan Athletic if the striker continues to impress during his loan spell.

Mido joined the Latics from Middlesbrough in the winter transfer window after he became unsettled in the North East.

The Egypt international has worked hard on his match fitness since the move and has so far netted twice in eight Premier League appearances.

Wigan boss Bruce has praised Mido's attitude and would be open to holding discussions with Boro over a deal.

He told the Wigan Evening Post: "By the time Mido gets 100 per cent fit the season will be over, but he's certainly getting fitter.

Situation

"We'll have to sit down at some point, see where Boro are and what their situation is regarding Mido.

"They have Marlon King - who is our player - on loan, so when the time is right we'll have a conversation.

"I think you can see why I like Mido. He's trained hard since he's come here, done everything he possibly can to get fitter.

"His fitness levels are getting better, and the way he led the line against Arsenal was terrific.

"If he continues playing like that, of course we'd be interested in taking him, but he's still a Middlesbrough player."