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Midfielder was relieved to leave

Midfielder was relieved to leave

Former Middlesbrough midfielder Kevin Thomson described how a breakdown in his relationship with manager Tony Mowbray eventually saw him glad to leave the Riverside.

The 28-year-old suffered an injury in only his second appearance for the club and struggled to make much impact following a £2.5m move from Rangers in July 2010.

He went on to have his contract terminated last January before claims then followed of a failure to properly diagnose a broken leg getting him off to the worst possible start on Teesside.

However, Boro insisted the player had always received the best available treatment and undergone regular scans during a period in which he experienced a number of aborted comebacks.

Thomson also believes his relationship with Mowbray had deteriorated to such an extent that working together was impossible.

"I probably played 30 games with it [the broken leg]," he said in the Northern Echo. "People knocked me that I only played 56 games in two-and-a-half years down there - but I broke my leg in the second game against Leicester in August and it wasn't diagnosed properly and didn't have a plate in it until the January 18 months later.

"People knock you and keep knocking you," Thomson continued. "I never got on well with the Middlesbrough fans and in the end I didn't get on well with the manager, Tony Mowbray, which was probably a frustration thing for both of us as we always had a great relationship."

Edinburgh-born Thomson returned to former club Hibernian, where he previously served under Mowbray, in March, playing for nothing and appeared in their weekend Scottish Cup final defeat to Celtic.

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Date:Tuesday May 28 2013
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