Middlesbrough Seal Deal for Defender Darnell Fisher
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The defender is another Preston player that was out of contract in the summer and, with the club unwilling to lose him on a free transfer at the end of the season, they have instead decided to cash in on him while they can.
The Lilywhites have now managed to secure a fee for the player (albeit an undisclosed one) and he will now join Boro on a two-and-a-half-year deal.
Fisher has cemented himself as a solid right-back during his time at Deepdale. Playing in over 100 league games during his four seasons at the club, he has made that right-back spot his own and became a key player for the side.
Played in Scotland for Celtic
Before that, he also played for Rotherham United in the Championship and has also spent time in Scotland at both Celtic and St Johnstone.
At only 26-years-old, he has plenty of experience under his belt and has plenty of room to continue to improve as a player under Neil Warnock at Middlesbrough.
Middlesbrough Boss Neil Warnock Happy With Darnell Fisher Signing
Speaking about the signing, the Boro boss said: “We’re delighted to have him.
“He’s an athletic type who’s desperate to come and do well with us. He’s had three-and-a-half years at Preston at this level.
“He knows what it’s all about and I think he will do well.”
Fisher is partial to a yellow and red card but that isn’t all he has to his game – he often likes to get the ball forward with his dynamic runs and ability to help push his team forward. He excels defensively too and is able to get to the ball and make tackles that others could not.