Middlesbrough’s Britt Assombalonga and Ashley Fletcher will not play any further part in the 2020/21 season according to BBC Radio Tees Sport.
Assombalonga and Fletcher has been with Boro since 2017, but they’re both set to depart in the summer, as Neil Warnock turns his attention to next year’s campaign.
Assombalonga has scored five goals in 32 appearances, with Fletcher scoring twice in his 14 appearances in all competitions this term.
Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock has recently confirmed that both Assombalonga and Fletcher aren’t training with the club’s first-team at this stage.
“We’ve told them that they won’t be involved again now. They won’t play and they won’t train with us. I just felt it was the right time. It’s difficult for players as well – it’s not their fault altogether.”
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Boro are currently sat tenth in the Championship table, and Warnock is evidently keen to plan for next year’s campaign, where they’ll be targeting a top-six finish.
Plenty of Middlesbrough supporters took to social media to issue their thoughts on the club’s decision to not play the pair for the remainder of this year’s campaign.
Take a look at the best of the reaction from Twitter below….
22 million spent on these and they go for free. The club really does mess things up don’t they at times
— 𝓟𝓪𝓾𝓵 𝓡𝓲𝓬𝓱𝓪𝓻𝓭𝓼 (@guvpaul1) April 21, 2021
Not surprised, apart from last season fletcher has been as disappointing as Britt! Since they both arrived!
— Danny (@Danyshaw90) April 21, 2021
Should have done this in August. Britt 50p foot and League one Fletcher. What a waste of money the pair of them have been.
— The Football Fly (@thefootballfly) April 21, 2021
Clearly fletcher believes he can get the same money elsewhere. Both have been overpaid and don’t think they are a big loss. Not really ever proved to be good enough.
— Steven Tait (@tait_steven) April 21, 2021
Good, took too long to be said though.
Amazing how many are now on board with this despite the many arguments over the years.
— Mal (@TheRedCritic) April 21, 2021
No surprise at all, need players in the squad who want to be here and want to play for a future at the club and give 100% every game #UTB
— Adam (@AdamFryett10) April 21, 2021
Goodbye – nobody will be talking about them in years to come as they have zero legacy. Pointless signings.
— Marte 💙 (@boroboy151) April 22, 2021
What a complete and uttter waste of money those two were
— Eric (@ericc1962) April 21, 2021
A good decision by the manager.
We are not fighting relegation or going for top 6 and these players are wanting to be off so let them go now.
— Simon (@sinky72) April 21, 2021
Both up there in terms of the worst signings in the clubs history.
— Oliver Williams (@Oli_Williams81) April 21, 2021