Davies eyeing Boro return

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Middlesbrough's young defender Andrew Davies is eyeing a return to Boro's first team upon recovering from a broken leg sustained back in March.

The teenager has been out of action for manager Steve McClaren after sustaining the knock during a reserve clash against Blackburn.

Davies is down the pecking order behind the likes of Ugo Ehiogu and Gareth Southgate at The Riverside, however that does not deter the centre back.

The 19-year-old did offer to go out on loan last term in a bid to gain experience, but the club wanted to keep him and stated his future remains with the North East outfit.

"First of all I've got to get fit and then I don't see why I can't push for a regular first-team place," said Davies.

"I am 19 now and I hope to be playing regular football when I get back.

"I really hope it's at Middlesbrough, this is where I want to play. I don't want to go anywhere else really.

"I mentioned going out on loan last year, but they weren't happy with that. They said my future is here which, to be fair, it is.

"I'm willing to play anywhere for Middlesbrough. I supported Middlesbrough since I was a kid and being able to play for the club is a dream come true."