Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

On-Loan Ken Keen to Break into Blues' Top Flight Team

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

On-Loan Ken Keen to Break into Blues' Top Flight Team

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Byline: Jonathon Taylor T Sports writer

HIS appearances for Boro may have been limited of late - but on-loan defender Kenneth Omeruo is condent he is ready to play Premier League football for Chelsea.

e Nigerian has been on Teesside since last January and played in the World Cup for his country in the summer.

He has found himself out of favour under Aitor Karanka in recent months, but says he is excited to return to Stamford Bridge.

"I've gained great experience and wait for the chance to be in the Premier League next season," Omeruo told BBC Sport.

"I'm condent I can break into Chelsea's rst team at some point. Chelsea knows that too, if not I wouldn't have a longterm contract."

e 21-year-old h" enjoyed playing in the Championship and believes he has gained valuable experience.

"If you look at the. teams who were relegated last season from the Premier League, they are struggling to get to the play-o positions," Omeruo added. …

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