Mark Still Down Under

Last updated : 28 January 2004 By Kevin Markey
The Aussie is on compassionate leave after returning to Australia to be with his father, who is seriously ill.

It had been hoped the 28-year-old would be able to return for the game against Boro, but due to continued concerns over his father's health, he will remain on leave. He is expected to return to training early next week.

Eddie Gray told the club's official website: 'I have spoken to Mark and he won't be returning until next week at the earliest.'