Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Nmecha Is Keen to Make a Big Boro Impact

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Nmecha Is Keen to Make a Big Boro Impact

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Byline: DOMINIC SHAW

LUKAS Nmecha is looking to put the frustration of the first half of the season behind him and make a "big impact" at Middlesbrough.

The Manchester City striker spent the first six months of the campaign at Wolfsburg but his time in the Bundesliga didn't go to plan and now he's itching for football and goals.

The 21-year-old knows what the Championship is all about having spent last season on loan at Preston.

And he's outlined what type of player Boro fans can expect to see: a physical frontman who is comfortable with the ball at his feet and who wants to force his way into Jonathan Woodgate's first XI.

"This season hasn't gone exactly to plan and I've come here to play and to work hard for the team," he told the club website.

"I want to score as many as I can and get a lot of game-time and make a big impact.

"I'm a physical player, fast and I like the ball at my feet too. I'm up for doing whatever the manager tells me to do.

"In the last two games you can see this is a really good team and hopefully we'll get as far as we can up the table. …

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