English Championship: Middlesbrough Boss Hails Terrific Akpom

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The manager of the English side Middlesbrough Michael Carrick has heaped plaudits on the Nigeria-eligible player Chuba Akpom.

Akpom was the hero again on Saturday as he scored twice in Middlesbrough’s 5-0 win over Readings at the River Side Stadium.

Former Manchester United player described Akpom as a terrific player and hopes he does more.

“It’s a terrific achievement. It’s not easy to score that many goals.

He’s scored all different types of goals for us since I’ve been here. I thought his performance was fantastic.

He gets credit for his goals but his performance all-round was terrific.

“And because we have threats in different areas, he ends up getting a bit more space.

To score that many goals, hopefully, he can carry on and set a new target for himself”, he told the club media.