McClaren Hails ‘Fantastic’ Mikel

McClaren Hails ‘Fantastic’ Mikel

Queens Park Rangers manager Steve McClaren has showered encomium on Middlesbrough’s John Obi Mikel following his remarkable display in his team’s 2-0 win over his side reports Completesports.com.

Mikel posted an outstanding performance in his fifth Championship appearance as goals from Jonathan Howson and Ashley Fletcher secured a Middlesbrough their 15th win of the campaign

“I think Mikel has been an excellent signing,” McClaren told Teesside Live.

“You always have that one player who gives you stability, control, never gives the ball away.”

“They’ve got one of the best, a Champions League winner. He dominates in there, he takes care of the ball. Every team needs a Mikel. He’s certainly the kind of enforcer in there, defensively and he keeps the ball ticking.

“I’ve been impressed with him. He’s given another edge to Middlesbrough.”

Middlesbrough have lost just a game the former Chelsea midfielder has featured in, winning three and settling for a draw in his five league outings.

Middlesbrough currently fifth in the Championship table will continue their push for an automatic promotion spot with a visit to Wigan Athletic on March 2.

By Johnny Edward

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