MIddlesbrough new boy to make debut at Charlton Athletic

Albert Adomah
Albert Adomah

MIDDLESBROUGH new boy Albert Adomah is set to make his debut at Charlton Athletic tomorrow (kick-off 3pm).

The Bristol City forward finally completed his move to the Riverside yesterday for a fee in the region of £1m.

And, having penned a three-year deal, Boro boss Tony Mowbray is excited by the arrival of the 25-year-old Ghana international.

“Albert is a creative wide player who can run up and down the right wing, cause teams problems with his speed and his trickery,” he said.

“He’s somebody who can add a little bit of excitement to our team, a bit of forward thrust, a little bit speed and we’ll see how he goes.

“He brings directness so let’s hope he has a decent time with us.”

However, Mowbray insists that he sees Adomah more as a wide, creative player and is still on the lookout for an out-and-out goalscorer.

“He can create chances but ultimately we need people to put the ball into the net when the ball comes into the box,” said the Boro chief.

“Let’s hope he can help us, though he’s not the goalscorer we are still searching for.

“We’re looking hard and working very hard on that.”

Coming off the back of a humiliating home defeat to Accrington Stanley in the Capital One Cup, Mowbray is hoping for a response at The Valley.

“We are all disappointed with the defeat to Accrington, of course we are,” he went on.

“But I think we went a long way in this competition last year, played a lot of midweek games on the back of it, and when you get knocked out in a quarter-final and your league form suffers, after playing a lot of league games, nobody mentions the Capital One Cup run you had.

“The players have to lift themselves.

“In my mind they should be disappointed, frustrated, and will feel the hurt of it like we all do. I’m sure they will all recover because we all do.

“They are good pros, good people. They will rally round themselves as a group and come out stronger I’m sure.”