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‘Monk needs more from him in the big games’ – Has this Middlesbrough talisman got one weakness at all?



Britt Assombalonga is undoubtedly one of the best strikers in the Sky Bet Championship, and Middlesbrough are lucky to have him.

Pace, power and a knack of scoring goals, the former Forest frontman is the perfect Championship striker.

But does the Boro talisman have one weakness at all?

We discuss…..

Adam Simeoni

Big, powerful and able to find the net on a regular basis, Assombalonga possesses all the attributes of a top striker.

His first touch can sometimes be a little sketchy, but the player makes up for it in other ways.

He has proven his fitness since return from injury past season, but some may harbour concerns over his knee. Perhaps this could be considered a weakness.

Chris Gallagher

Probably his build-up play.

Assombalonga comes alive in the box and his movement and finishing is superb.

Whilst that is great for a striker, he could do more outside the box. Coaches are wanting more and more from their forwards in the game and at times he can seem anonymous.

It’s not a major criticism as the ex-Forest man is still probably the best number nine outside the Premier League, just something that could make him even better.

Alfie Burns

His goalscoring record is exceptional, even within a Middlesbrough side that are struggling for consistency in the Championship.

However, you could look at the quality of opposition the 25-year-old is scoring his goals against – two against Burton, two against Birmingham and two against Bolton – all clubs struggling in the Championship.

Assombalonga has failed to score against any of the Championship’s current top-six, and Garry Monk needs more from him in the big games.

George Dagless

Well I think he could be more consistent.

He has all the attributes to be the top scorer in this league with his pace, power and finishing.

He’s not been in top form at times this season, though, and Boro need him to step up a bit more – that is why they spent big money on him.