Curtis Obeng signed in February 2014 on loan until the end of the 2013-4 season, bringing a much-needed boost to a side bottom of League One. With his ability to play at centre or full back, Obeng’s arrival gave us another defensive option as Graham Westley‘s side looked to revive its fortunes on the pitch and retain its League One survival.
Curtis Obeng: Before Boro’
Born in Stretford, the defender started out with Manchester City; part of the side that lost the 2006 FA Youth Cup Final. He secured a professional contract with City, but failed to make the grade and was released by the Premier League club in 2009. A trial at Wigan Athletic also didn’t succeed, though Obeng soon made the move to Wrexham. It was with the Welsh side he was to remain for nearly three years, with Swansea City coming calling with a £200,000 offer in January 2012.
Despite moving to south Wales, he was to find first team football away from the Liberty Stadium; heading to League Two outfit Fleetwood Town on loan in October 2012. That was followed by a loan spell at York City in early 2013. In addition to his club career, Obeng (of Ghanaian descent) has England U19 caps to speak of.