Goal-hero Joseph Job has admitted his delight that Middlesbrough refused to grant his transfer request and now hopes to start more games.
In the wake of Saturday’s goalscoring return to the side against Blackburn, the Cameroon international has declared that his future lies at The Riverside.
« I was very low and very frustrated, » said Job, referring to last season’s outburst in which he vowed never to play for Boro again.
« I said some things in the heat of the moment and I thought my time at Middlesbrough was over.
« I had lost my place in the team and had gone out on loan. »
Job had a spell with Metz and looked to be heading to the French side permanently in the summer until the club pulled out of the deal because of financial problems.
But a match-winning substitute’s role against Blackburn has now convinced the 24-year-old that things are not quite so bleak on Teesside.
« I’m very happy now and I think the managed knows me, » added Job. « I must have impressed him to get my chance again.
« Now my personal ambitions for this season are to stay in the team and be happy with the squad – I will take it from there. »