Middlesbrough boss hails Liverpool-linked youngster after 'fabulous' performances

Tony Pulis has praised Middlesbrough duo Dael Fry and Darren Randolph - proclaiming the pair as his picks for player of the season.

Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 10:52 am
Updated Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 11:00 am
Tony Pulis has praised Middlesbrough's Dael Fry

Fry, who was reportedly being watched by Liverpool at the turn of the year, earned praise from the Boro boss after a season which has seen him flourish on the first team stage.

Injury may have cruelly curtailed the England under-21 international's progress in recent weeks, but Pulis has been left impressed by some 'fabulous' performances in a number of positions.

“Randolph and Dael would be my picks," he said, speaking to the Northern Echo.

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"Dael has been ... just before he got injured, his performances were very good.

"The great thing about Dael is he’s played left-back, right-back, he would be playing left-back now, centre-half and he’s also played in midfield in a couple of games.

“He’s done fabulous. He’s got to grow a little bit in terms of his character but he’s been fabulous.

"I don’t want to give Dael too much (credit) because there’s still a lot more to come. But he’s come on. He’s had his games where he’s not been brilliant of course but for a kid he’s been smashing.”

Pulis also had praise for fellow youngster Lewis Wing - who returned to the first-team fold on Saturday and netted in the win over Reading.

“The other one has been Wingy," he added.

"He’s been a treat to work with, someone who’s come out of lower leagues, it’s been refreshing – and he’s been the find of the Championship this season."