Middlesbrough: Jason Steele has 'no grudges' after Blackburn move

Middlesbrough goalkeeper Jason Steele
Steele has made 142 appearances for Boro since making his debut as a teenager

Goalkeeper Jason Steele says there was no fall-out with Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka before he on transfer deadline day.

The 24-year-old moved to Ewood Park on loan, having only played twice since Karanka became Boro boss in November.

Prior to that, he was first-choice for the previous three-and-a-half seasons.

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Middlesbrough exit 'still raw' - Steele

"We never argued. In football sometimes people come in and have opinions. I'd never hold bad feeling or grudges over it," Steele told BBC Radio Lancashire.

Steele was in Karanka's first game in charge in November 2013, and did not play again until the final day of last season as the Spaniard brought in Aston Villa's Shay Given on loan, and extended the contract of back-up keeper Dimi Konstantopoulos.

Tomas Mejias joined on a permanent deal in the summer following a brief loan spell last term, and following Steele's move Rovers,

"Last week the manager said I was free to go," Steele explained.

"I played in the first-team from being 19, and was with the club from being 12 so it's still a bit raw to me and probably not right time to talk about it yet."

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