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Karanka happy with Omeruo loan deal

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has expressed his delight at the club's loan deal for defender Kenneth Omeruo.

The 20-year-old has re-joined Boro on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

Boro's Head Coach said:

He is a very important player to us.

He's someone I love to have with us because he's a player who came here from Chelsea and his mood was always perfect.

He was always happy and fighting for his position.

He was handed the opportunity to play in the World Cup and he is now coming back to us a better player.

– Aitor Karanka, Head Coach of Middlesbrough FC

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Omeruo returns to Middlesbrough on loan

Kenneth Omeruo has returned to Middlesbrough on a season-long loan Credit: Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport

Middlesbrough have re-signed Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo on a season-long loan.

The 20-year-old made 14 appearances for Boro last season after joining the club on loan in January. The Nigeria international impressed during his previous spell and will now spend the new campaign back at the Riverside.

Omeruo featured in all four of Nigeria's matches at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Kenneth Omeruo returns to Middlesbrough FC

Kenneth Omeruo returns to the Riverside after a successful loan spell last season. Middlesbrough FC announced the signing of the centre back, adding that it's down to the fans.

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Mowbray: "I've no complaints"

Middlesbrough have been knocked out of the FA Cup and have been caught up in Chelsea's latest drama as Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez criticised the club's fans and the men who hired him in his post-match comments.

On the pitch, the reigning European Champions were just too good for Tony Mowbray's team and Middlesbrough lost 2-0.

However, the Middlesbrough manager wasn't too downhearted.

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Rafael Benitez reveals plan to leave Chelsea

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez revealed during a press conference last night that he will stand down at the end of the season.

Speaking after Chelsea's 2-0 win against Middlesbrough, Benitez said he was "disappointed" with some fans who he described as "wasting time" making negative banners instead of supporting the club.

He also revealed that he did not expect the word "interim" to be added to his title when he signed his contract:

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