After playing a pivotal part in Vitesse Arnhem’s history-making Dutch Cup success last season, Lewis Baker joined Middlesbrough on a season-long loan during the summer.
The 22-year-old was expected to fight for his shirt in Chelsea this season, but it wasn’t to be.
Baker stole the show in Boro’s 3-0 win against Scunthorpe United, scoring a wonderful goal and controlling the game in the midfield.
Lewis Baker has been unreal here
— Nathan Wilson (@naywilson96) August 22, 2017
Baker has revealed his happiness at scoring the goal.
“I’m happy to get my first goal in a Middlesbrough shirt,” Bakers said to the Boro website.
“We have a great squad, to start for me was great and I need to keep putting performances like today to show why I should.
“It was a great day for us – I thought we performed well and we’re through to the next round, which is the main thing.”