'Boro defender linked

Peter Grant's continued search for defensive reinforcements has now taken him cap in hand to Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate as he attempts to secure the services of Andrew Davies.

Davies has previously had Championship loan deals with Derby County and Norwich's opponents on Monday, Queens Park Rangers.

he 22-year-old is well known to Norwich fans after scoring twice for Derby against the Canaries in December 2005. He has featured seven times for 'Boro so far this season, but is expected to be sent out on loan for more first team action.

Grant has made an enquiry but is awaiting a response.