Middlesbrough midfielder John Obi Mikel has been named in the English Championship Team of the Week.
The Nigeria international who made his fourth appearance for Tony Pulis’ men since joining the side in January delivered an outstanding display to help them clinch a 1-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers on Sunday.
The victory at the Riverside Stadium saw the Smoggies move to the promotion playoff spot with 54 points from 32 games.
The Chelsea legend was listed along with Morecambe’s Mark Halstead, Notts County’s duo of Sam Stubbs and Ben Barclay, Preston North End’s Ben Davies, MK Dons’ Jake Hesketh, Luton Town’s George Moncur, Sheffield United’s Gary Madine, Southend United’s Simon Cox and Norwich City’s duo of Teemu Pukki and Emi Buendia.
Mikel will hope to continue the impressive display when Middlesbrough play host to Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.