JORDAN ARCHER hopes it is a case of good things coming to those who wait after agreeing to join Middlesbrough on a loan deal to the end of the season.

Archer spent the best part of a week on trial at Rockliffe Park last January, but failed to secure a deal when former Boro boss Jonathan Woodgate instead opted to sign Dejan Stojanovic from St Gallen.

Stojanovic’s departure to German side St Pauli enabled Archer to finally secure a move to Teesside today, and the 27-year-old is looking forward to his new challenge.

“I came up here last season before I went to Fulham, so I know my way around the place,” said Archer, in an interview with Middlesbrough's official website. “The club is in a much better position in terms of where they are in the league to when I was last here, so I’m just really looking forward to getting in amongst the boys.”

Archer is also excited about the prospect of working with Neil Warnock, with the 72-year-old’s presence having been a major factor in his decision to join Boro as competition for Marcus Bettinelli.

“I caught wind of it a couple of weeks ago, that’s when I heard of the interest,” he said. “I’ve been following the Championship this season and the boys here have been doing fantastic, and with the addition of the gaffer, it pretty much made it impossible to turn down. His record speaks for itself. I know a few of the boys here and when I asked them what it was like, they all gave glowing reports.”