Harold Moukoudi claims he will be ‘cool and aggressive’ as he looks to make his mark at Middlesbrough.

Born in France, the Cameroon international moved to Teesside on transfer deadline day last week on loan from St Etienne.

And, while looking forward to learning from Jonathan Woodgate, the centre-half admitted: “It’s a new style of football for me, but I think I can play like English football.

“I want to learn with my other defenders and with the coach, he played in the same position as me, and I think he will be good for my progression.

“I am physical, but I try to play with my feet, so I am not just a physical guy.

“My qualities are defensive, tackling, but I can score too.”

Moukoudi bagged six goals for St Etienne before his move to England.

He added: “In France, you know Middlesbrough.

“I played here in pre-season, and I saw a good team, good players and a younger group. For me, I think that’s the best. I want to help the team progress because I am a young player myself.

“I had a lot of clubs in this window but I chose Middlesbrough.

“I am impressed by the stadium. In France, the second league haven’t got stadiums like this, and the feeling when I played here was special.

“It’s good for my progression to be here. I will try to be cool and aggressive, learn the tactics and the mentality of the group, and communicate with the other defenders. I will have to learn the language - I need my best English!”

Meanwhile, Bangor City have described rumours that they were ready to make an offer to former Boro and Sunderland winger Adam Johnson to make a return to the game as “fake news”. The club has also threatened to take legal action against the website involved, as well as making a police complaint.