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Middlesbrough youngster heads out on loan to Hamilton Academical

Middlesbrough defender Sam Stubbs’ loan move to Scottish Premier League side Hamilton Academical has been confirmed via Boro’s official website.

The centre-back joins Hamilton on a season-long loan from Middlesbrough, where he will be hoping to aid his development.

Hamilton boss Brian Rice was looking to sign a centre half before the close of the transfer window at 5pm on Thursday evening, and had identified Stubbs as a top target. They have since got their man and the Boro loanee is looking forward to getting started.

Speaking to Hamilton’s official website, Stubbs said: “I’m happy to be here, my old man (Alan Stubbs, former-Everton defender and former St. Mirren manager) has told me a lot about the Scottish game and how different it is. I’m really looking forward to showing everyone what I’m all about.”

Head Coach, Brian Rice said: “I’m glad to have Sam on board, he’s a big lad and has great ability. I’m looking forward to getting him on the pitch to see what he can do for us.

“He’s a defender and thats an area we’re looking to strengthen and I’m certain Sam will do that.”

The 20-year old spent last season out on loan at League Two strugglers Notts County, where he impressed in his short spell. He has made three appearances for Boro since arriving from Wigan in 2018, and played a big part for the Teessiders in pre-season. Jonathan Woodgate’s side are short in this area having sold Aden Flint earlier in the window, with just Dani Ayala, Ryan Shotton and Dael Fry at his disposal.

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