Boro’s Tomlin aiming high after experiencing the lows

He was rejected by Leicester and Liverpool.

He was sent out on loan by Rushden and Diamonds.

He was even more than 12kg overweight for a footballer.

But now, Middlesbrough’s Lee Tomlin is considered the finest player in the Championship.

And on Sunday, the 26-year-old forward will aim to help his second-tier side topple Premier League giants Arsenal in the FA Cup fifth round.

Having been dangerously close to blowing his career due to his bad attitude and taste for fast food, he is now hungry to make up for lost opportunities.

That was evident when he helped Boro dump moneybags Manchester City out in the previous round.

His manager Aitor Karanka says he is a natural No.10 with two great feet and a burst of pace, a view endorsed by the recent Player-of-the-Month award.

Sunday’s game against the Gunners will be another chance for Tomlin to show what he can do.

Source: Mail Online

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