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Viduka wants to stay with Boro

india Updated: Dec 25, 2006 13:38 IST

Veteran Australian striker Mark Viduka says he wants to sign a new deal to stay with English Premiership side Middlesbrough.

The 31-year-old's current three-year deal runs out at the end of the season.

"I would like to stay. I love coming to work. I get on with everybody. I enjoy coming to work every day," Viduka said.

The Australian has been linked with moves away from the Riverside in the past, and there is set to be fresh speculation over his future.

"There have been rumours before the start of every season I have been here," said Viduka.

"But I know nothing of anything happening. I just get on with the job."

Viduka's season has been disrupted by a toe injury but he is determined to play a full role as manager Gareth Southgate attempts to steer Boro, who are just two points above the relegation zone, to safety.

Boro began the busy Christmas period with a morale-boosting 2-0 win at fellow strugglers Charlton on Saturday and Viduka wants to see that form continue with games against Everton, Blackburn and Sheffield United to follow.

Viduka said: "The Christmas games are always very influential. We could come out of the Christmas programme in a very good state or a very bad state.

"But if we keep playing the right way and get a few wins then it could be a very good time for us."