MIDDLESBROUGH of England midfielder, John Mikel Obi has found another feather added to his cap, as the Super Eagles captain, who only joined the club last month, has been named to the English Championship best 11 list for the past weekend of matches.
Footballlive.ng gathered that Mikel, who moved to The Riverside in the January transfer window, after severing his contract with Tianjin Teda of China gained entry into the latest classification of English Championship Team of The Week on the strength of his form against Blackburn Rovers.
It was only Mikel’s fourth appearance for Boro, but the former Lyn Oslo of Norway and Chelsea of England ace put up such an outstanding display that earned cheers from his team’s fans and plaudits from pundits.
Mikel’s efforts in that game helped Middlesbrough to a 1-0 victory, which took the squad into the Championship promotion playoff zone with 54 points from 32 games.
‘The Catalyst’ will hope to continue in top form when Middlesbrough host Eberechi Eze and Osayi-Samuel’s Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.