Adam Clayton has congratulated Tomas Mejias, after the Spanish stopper signed a contract extension at Middlesbrough earlier today.
Mejias has put pen to paper on a new deal which will keep him at the Riverside Stadium until 2018.
Although the 27-year-old has had to play second fiddle to Dimi Konstantopoulos for much of the season so far, Clayton feels his teammate’s new deal was thoroughly deserved.
Well done bro . Top guy well deserved https://t.co/WL0P3sM726— Adam Clayton (@Clayts15) February 5, 2016
Mejias has made just six starts for Boro this term, and he is yet to play in the Championship.
The former Real Madrid custodian has generally only been utilised in cup competitions so far this season, with five of his appearances coming in the Capital One Cup, where Aitor Karanka’s side made the quarter-finals.
His task of displacing Konstantopoulos as Middlesbrough’s first choice stopper could be a tough one, too.
Boro have let in just 14 goals in their first 27 Championship matches, giving them the best defensive record of any team in England’s second tier.
Boro’s next match comes against Blackburn Rovers at the Riverside tomorrow.