Middlesbrough: No issue with Albert Adomah - Aitor Karanka

Albert Adomah
Albert Adomah scored on his return to the Boro first-team

Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka says there was never a problem with Albert Adomah, after the Ghana winger returned to the side with a goal in Tuesday's 3-1 win against Brentford.

The 27-year-old handed in a transfer request last month but remained a Boro player beyond the end of the window.

He had missed Boro's last three games before the win against the Bees.

"I'm pleased for him and he deserves it, the last two weeks I'm sure weren't good for him," Karanka told BBC Tees.

"He has been very important many times for the team, he's always an important player.

"I said two or three weeks ago that I had no problem with Albert."

Adomah's goal came on the back of two goals from striker Christian Stuani, who took his tally to seven from nine in all competitions.

The former Espanyol striker, 28, has only started two league games including Tuesday's game after a late arrival on Teesside this summer.

"I'm really pleased for him, it's not easy," Karanka added.

"It takes time, for him an experienced player who has played World Cup, Copa America and the Spanish First Division.

"Now that he has scored he has brought his confidence to the team and he's another big player for us."