John Obi Mikel's name chanted by young fans in Middlesbrough win against QPR

John Obi Mikel's name chanted by young fans in Middlesbrough win against QPR

- John Obi Mikel was given heroic treatment by young Middlesbrough fans after putting up an impressive show against Queens Parks Rangers over the weekend

- Boro claimed maximum points at home with strikes from Jonny Howson and Ashley Fletcher

- They now stand a chance of returning to Premier League next season

John Obi Mikel says he is privileged to have young Middlesbrough fans chant his name after their 2-0 win over Queens Park Rangers in the English Championship on Saturday.

The Super Eagles captain was again instrumental as Boro brightened their chances in finishing in the top six finish to earn them a play-off spot for promotion into the English topflight next campaign.

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Mikel was in the thick of the action for all 90 minutes as strikes from Jonny Howson and Ashley Fletcher handed Middlesbrough all maximum points.

Reacting after the game, Mikel, who was named in the Championship team of the upper week took to his official Instagram account to upload a video of the young fans and a short thank you message for the unflinching support so far.

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Interestingly, the latest win puts ‘Boro on 57 points from 33 matches, including 19 wins, 7 draw and 7 losses to remain on 5th on the 24 team log.

Middlesbrough will continue their push for an automatic promotion spot with a visit to Wigan Athletic on March 2.

Earlier, reported that Middlesbrough fans showered encomiums on John Obi Mikel after an impressive performance in their 1-0 away win over Blackburn Rovers over the weekend.

Britt Assombalonga's lone goal handed the Riverside outfit maximum points at Ewood Park.

The 31-year-old joined the Championship side on a free transfer earlier this year from Tianjin TEDA where he scored three goals in 31 appearances. ( -> We have updated to serve you better.

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