Middlesbrough midfielder McEachran: Chelsea sackings stalled career

Middlesbrough midfielder Josh McEachran is unhappy with his treatment at parent club Chelsea.

Middlesbrough midfielder Josh McEachran is unhappy with his treatment at parent club Chelsea.

McEachran was hailed as ‘the new Frank Lampard’ when he made his Chelsea debut at the age of 17 as a sub in a Champions League tie against MSK Zilina in September 2010.

Now on loan at Middlesbrough, he said: “I was playing at Chelsea when I was 17 and was progressing but then I stalled a little bit.

“A lot of it was down to opportunity really.

“There were a lot of things happening at Chelsea with managers and when you are a young player you need to get the trust of the manager for him to play you.

“But it was hard to do that with what was going on at the club.”

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