After an unfortunate time with injuries since making the move to Teesside, Martin Braithwaite is now delivering the performances Middlesbrough fans had expected. The Danish attacker made it two in two when scoring in the draw at Oakwell on Saturday.
The former Toulouse man was seen as a major statement signing when Garry Monk convinced him to leave Ligue 1 for the Championship. However, he missed eight games after a training ground injury following his debut on the opening weekend. Now, he’s feeling ready to go as Boro look to move up the table.
“Of course it’s been difficult but I like to think of myself as a positive guy and it was meant to be. I had to go out and work with the medical team. I set myself a goal of coming back better after my injury and I feel I’ve done that so far,” he told the official site.
In his absence, Boro have been very inconsistent. Despite their talented squad, the team lie 11th and are without a win in four, ahead of Cardiff City’s visit this weekend. Yet, Braithwaite is concentrating entirely on beating the high-flying opponents. “I just want to win the next one and that’s all that’s on my mind.”
It was a big blow for Garry Monk and Middlesbrough to be without Braithwaite for so long. They will be delighted he is back and among the goals, as he really has a touch of class in the final third. His comments will please Boro fans who may have had concerns over how long it would take him to get back to fitness. Now, it’s all ayes on Cardiff, where Braithwaite will be hoping to get his first Boro goals in a win for the team.
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