Middlesbrough left-back Hayden Coulson has joined League Two side Cambridge United on a short-term loan until the end of the season, the club have confirmed via their official website.

Coulson has been at Middlesbrough since he was 13 years old, and has been a key component of their successful youth sides since joining the illustrious academy in 2012.

The left-back, who can also play on the left side of midfield played for St. Mirren in the first half of the campaign, and played 11 times for the Buddies in all competitions. He managed to score his first career goal against Dumbarton in the 6-0 win in the Scottish League cup in July.

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His loan spell at St. Mirren proved to be a helpful one for Coulson, allowing him to experience senior first team football for the first time in his career. After joining in July, he stayed at the club until October, when he linked back up with Boro’s under-23 side.

The left-sided player has also been involved with the England set up at youth level, playing several times for the Three Lions under-16s, 17s and 18s, and was called up to the England under-19s side in 2018.

Upon signing, United boss Colin Calderwood gave an interview with the club’s official site, and was full of praise for Coulson.

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“Hayden has a good delivery, good speed and can dribble well with possession of the ball. He adds competition to the wide areas which allows us to make changes to personnel whilst maintaining pace within our front line.”

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