Adam Reach scores against Blackpool - Photo by North News

The England U-20 midfielder originally joined Phil Parkinson's side two months ago and has enjoyed a successful time at Valley Parade, making 10 appearances and scoring one goal.

Reach spent the first half of the season on loan at Bradford's rivals, Shrewsbury Town, where he scored three goals in 23 appearances.

Familiar faces at Valley Parade include ex-Boro players Matthew Bates, Jason Kennedy, Andrew Davies and Mark Yeates.

Reach has made 11 Boro starts and 12 substitute appearances, scoring three goals, including a 25-yard strike against Burnley that won last year's Goal of the Season award.