Nigerian-born Uganda international Uche Ikpeazu has revealed that his aim at new club Middlesbrough is to help them achieve promotion to the Premier League.
Ikpeazu joined the Riverside outfit from Wycombe Wanderers ahead of their pre-season, after agreeing a three-year contract with the Championship side.
“I had known about the interest for a while. I played against Middlesbrough a couple of times during the 2020-21 season and I did very well and ever since then, the manager [Neil Warnock] was interested in me,” Ikpeazu who is yet to play for the Uganda national team, said as quoted by Completesports.com.
“And fortunately for me, he brought me over to Middlesbrough which is such a massive club, so I am just excited.
“My expectations for me, the magnitude of the club, they should be playing in the Premier League. So, obviously, that is my ambition to try and score goals, make assists, just put up lovely performances to help Boro at least get into the play-offs for promotion and then, we will take it from there.
“I am just taking every game as it comes but I am very ambitious and of course, I know that I will be playing under a very experienced manager who can help us achieve some great things as well.”
Last season, Boro finished the Championship in position 10 after managing 64 points from 46 matches.