Neil Warnock reveals why he swooped to sign ex-Fulham, Millwall and Motherwell man Jordan Archer

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Neil Warnock has revealed that his long-standing admiration of goalkeeper Jordan Archer saw him swoop to make the free agent his first winter signing.

The 27-year-old has signed a contract until the end of the season at the Riverside Stadium as Warnock bolsters his goalkeeping department following the departure of Dejan Stojanovic – who has joined St Pauli on loan for the rest of the 2020/21 campaign.

And the Boro boss was delighted to land Archer, having kept tabs on the stopper since his emergence at Millwall.

"I’ve looked at Jordan the last few years” he admitted.

"Ever since he was at Millwall, he’s a player I’ve liked.

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“Dejan made it clear to me that he wants to go and play to try and get in the Austria team for the Euros and reluctantly I agreed to that.

“I thought why not give Jordan the opportunity to show us what he can do over the next few months and I’m delighted to have him on board.”

Archer arrives in the North East with a wealth of experience in the Championship following spells with Millwall and Fulham.

The stopper has also spent time with Oxford United and, more recently, Motherwell – where he made four appearances as cover for Trevor Carson.

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But with the vast majority of his time in the game coming in England, and with over 250 appearances under his belt, Archer will provide an experienced alternative to Marcus Bettinelli – who has been Boro’s number one this term.

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