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EFL Championship: Carrick Heaps Praises on Super Eagles Eligible Marksman, Chuba Akpom

March, 5 2023.

Manager Michael Carrick has reserved special praise for his Middlesbrough players, especially in-form striker, Chuba Akpom whose goals have been largely responsible for the English Championship side, moving up to third on the table, with 60 points from 35 matches, four points behind second-placed Sheffield United.

Chuba Akpom is a Nigerian eligible forward, who had a promising career at Arsenal, as a youth player, before he left the Emirates Stadium in North London, in search of regular playing time, elsewhere.

At present he is the leading scorer in the English second tier league, having scored 21 times this term, to move four goals clear of his closest rival.

“It’s a terrific achievement for Chuba,” saluted Michael Carrick.

“It’s not easy to score that many goals. He’s scored all different type 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 too, the former Man United captain concluded.

He said Boro has been fluid and had a good run in the league, because the team can orchestrate threats in different areas, which often gives their point man, Akpom a bit more of space to operate and score that many goals.

Akpom scored twice in a 5-0 thrashing of Reading on Saturday, to equal Bernie Slaven’s record of 1990, and Carrick wants him to carry on like that, and possibly set a new target for himself.

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