Middlesbrough enhanced their promotion chances yesterday with a solid 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers in the Championship.
Tony Pulis’ side were the better team or large parts of the contest and kept up the chase on their rivals for a place in the Premier League.
Britt Assombalonga netted the only goal of the game and he is a man firmly in form.
The man signed for £15 million from Nottingham Forest in 2017 nearly left the Riverside Stadium in January.
According to talkSport, Bristol City were keen on the striker who had fallen down the pecking order in the North East.
Proven Championship goalscorer
Since the window closed he has netted three goals in four games, with Assombalonga seemingly back in his manager’s plans.
Yesterday was goal number 11 for the campaign for the Boro talisman.
He headed home at the far post following some neat work by strike partner Ashley Fletcher on the right-hand side.
On his day, Assombalonga is one of the most feared marksmen in the Championship.
Wherever he has played during his career he has scored goals and yesterday was his 111th goal in 264 appearances.
At 26-years-old there is every reason to suggest that Assombalonga can go on and play in the Premier League if he keeps up his prolific nature.
Following yesterday’s 1-0 victory over Blackburn, Boro fans took to Twitter to laud their in-form talisman…
Doo, doo, dooooo, Britt Assombalonga
— acquired taste (@bryceimiela) February 17, 2019
Britt Assombalonga has 10 goals in 16 starts.. so, aye
— jake (@jakebr0wnn) February 17, 2019
3 points in the bag happy days great 1st half made hard work of it in the 2nd half but the result is all that matters britt to the rescue again UTB doo doo doo britt assombalonga
— wayne burnett (@wanaldinho) February 17, 2019
Britt Assombalonga loves a goal! Great reaction and positioning there
— Ryan Fortune (@RyanFortune91) February 17, 2019
I reckon Britt Assombalonga only tries away from home, Hahahaha the geezer looks a completely different player
— cam (@campark_) February 17, 2019
Britt assombalonga, he plays, he scores. What a hero.
— Alex (@BEARYY__) February 17, 2019
Good movement, linked up well with wing, allowed assombalonga space
— Lewis Mckenna ? (@LewisMckenna8) February 17, 2019
Good 3 points, Blackburn were awfull today gave the ball away something terrible in the first half, i see some people saying fletcher was good.. got in some good positions but was wasteful at every opportunity, goal included, assombalonga made it a goal! #utb
— Chris Garbutt (@YoungGarbo) February 17, 2019
Pulis take note Fletcher and Assombalonga are better than Hugill ?? #boro
— Jonathan Scarth??????? (@Scarth2391) February 17, 2019
Start him and Assombalonga next week :)
— Dave Smith (@Daveyboy89) February 17, 2019