Sammy Ameobi - Photo courtesy of Newcastle UnitedThe 20-year-old Geordie, brother of United striker Shola, is cup tied and cannot play against Chelsea in the FA Cup with Budweiser on Wednesday, but the agreement would allow his loan deal to be extended should Boro be involved in the play-offs.

"He gives us a different option and more options in an a similar way to Muzzy Carayol," said manager Tony Mowbray.

"He's an out and out attacking wide player, who can operate on either side and will be ideal when we want to play with two wingers.

"In my mind Carayol is the only player I would class to be an out and out winger we have at the club. He will hopefully give some players a lift and create some competition."