, Tony Pulis praises Middlesbrough midfielder’s first start for the club

Tony Pulis praises Middlesbrough midfielder’s first start for the club

Middlesbrough midfielder Lewis Wing started his first game for the club this week, impressing on his home debut against Sheffield United.

Wing spent last season out on loan at Yeovil Town in League Two and impressed in his short spell there. After being given a chance in pre-season Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis introduced the 23-year old at The Den last week in the latter stages, and he popped up with assist that drew Boro level in the seventh minute of additional time.

His debut at Millwall resulted in the youngster being given his first start for the club at The Riverside against Sheffield United, and his selection was justified from the opening minutes.

With less than two minutes on the clock, Wing intercepted the ball, dribbled past a Sheffield United midfielder and played a 50-yard ball over the top of the blades defence for striker Britt Assombalonga to latch onto.

Wing also grabbed his second assist in two games, as his corner was headed home by new signing Aden Flint in the 18th minute.

After the game, Pulis praised Wing for his performance, he said “I was delighted with Wingy.

“He’s a local boy, we want to get as many local boys through as we can. I’m really pleased with Wingy.”

“This is the Championship, we have 14 weeks of three games, it’s a slog,” he said. “They are fresh and ready to go. Come and see them in a couple of weeks’ time and see the toll it takes.

“And that’s what happens, so we understand that, we understand it and we want to protect them as much as we can but when it’s right, give them a go.”

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