Carragher names Middlesbrough player that caught his eye v Hull (not Ramirez)
By Will Butcher
Jamie Carragher was impressed by midfield star Adam Forshaw on Monday night as Middlesbrough secured a 1-0 win against Hull.
Aitor Karanka’s side secured a narrow win despite deserving a lot more, with Gaston Ramirez proving his old side wrong by heading a corner past David Marshall.
Posting on his personal Twitter account, Carragher revealed that former Brentford ace Forshaw had caught his attention during the Boro win.
Been impressed with Adam Forshaw for #Middlesbrough
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) December 5, 2016
Lining up alongside Adam Clayton and Martin de Roon in Boro’s midfield, Forshaw was given a free licence to get forward as Clayton sat in behind.
The 25-year-old starred as Boro dominated the match, with Forshaw providing the all-important assist that saw Gaston Ramirez head the ball into the roof of the net.
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An Everton trainee, Forshaw was a rare player in Aitor Karanka’s side that looked like making something happen when he received the ball.
Forshaw has been at the Riverside since January 2015, after moving from Wigan. Since his transfer to the North East, Boro’s number 34 has made 68 league and cup appearances.
The win for Karanka’s side sees his Premier League new boys climb to 13th place, leapfrogging the likes of Crystal Palace, Burnley and champions Leicester City.
Forshaw is likely to feature for Boro on the weekend, as they make the long trip down south to Southampton.
In other Middlesbrough news, this summer signing could be set to end his Boro stay early.