Jordan Archer says Neil Warnock was a big factor behind his move from Motherwell to Middlesbrough.

The keeper signed a short-term deal at Fir Park in October after injury to number one Trevor Carson. Following the expiry of this deal, the capped Scotland keeper has joined Middlesbrough until the end of the season. Liam Kelly has arrived on loan from QPR to replace the new Boro man in Lanarkshire.

Archer has left Motherwell for Middlesbrough.

Archer has left Motherwell for Middlesbrough on a deal until the end of the season. (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Archer played four times for Motherwell during his short spell at Fir Park, the Steelmen currently without a manager and sitting joint-bottom of the Scottish Premiership. He now moves to Warnock’s side, the experienced boss a key selling point.

“I’ve been following the Championship this season and the boys here have been doing fantastic,” he said. “With the addition of the gaffer here it made it pretty much impossible to turn down.

“I know a few of the boys here, and all the things you hear are good. I got a phone call from the gaffer a few days ago as well which has made the transition really easy.

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On the move back down south. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“I’m grateful to have played a lot of games in the Championship. Betts [Marcus Bettinelli] has been doing a fantastic job, I’ve worked with him at Fulham and he’s a great keeper.

“I can add some competition and if I do get an opportunity hopefully I can take it. I’m really looking forward to getting in amongst it.”

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