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Academy U21 Player Profiles

Jonathan Burn
Centre-back

Birthplace: Darlington
Date of Birth: August 1 1995
Status: Young professional

BORO signed Jonathan from Sunderland, initially as a scholar. He was awarded a professional contract in summer 2014.

Callum Cooke
Forward

Birthplace: Peterlee
Date of birth: February 21 1997
Status: Young professional

EXCITING forward Callum began playing for East Durham and was scouted by Boro as an eight-year-old. 

He is an England U17 international and scored twice on his debut against Northern Ireland. He loves to dribble and score goals after breaking from midfield.

Bradley Fewster
Striker

Birthplace: Middlesbrough
Date of birth: January 27 1996
Status: Young professional

BORN in Middlesbrough, England U18 international Bradley currently lives in Ingleby Barwick. 

He successfully broke into Jamie Clapham's U21 team during the 2012/13 season, scoring several vital goals. His progress was rewarded with a three-year professional contract in summer 2013.

Joseph Fryer
Goalkeeper

Birthplace: Chester-le-Street 
Date of birth: November 14 1995 
Status: Young professional

JOSEPH, who comes from Chester-le-Street, was a former pupil of St Leonard's School, which has a strong history of links with the Academy.

Bradley Halliday
Midfielder

Birthplace: Redcar
Date of birth: July 10 1995
Status: Young professional

MIDFIELDER Bradley joined Boro on a professional contract in summer 2013 after impressing during a trial. Born in Redcar, he was previously with the Academy as a younger player and the club have monitored his progress since then. 

He soon established himself as an important member of Jamie Clapham’s U21 side.

Mark Kitching
Defender

Birthplace: Guisborough 
Date of birth: September 4 1995
Status:Young professional

A MIDDLESBROUGH lad, Mark is in his ninth season at the Academy. He is a Boro Season Card holder and describes himself as a true fan. 

He was outstanding as Boro U18s completed an unbeaten trip to Holland in summer 2013. After breaking into the first team squad late in 2013/14, he was awarded a pro contract at the end of the season.

Bryn Morris
Midfielder

Birthplace: Hartlepool
Date of birth: April 25 1996
Status: Young professional

AT 16 years and 254 days, Bryn became the club's third youngest first team player when he replaced Merouane Zemmama with eight minutes remaining of Boro's 4-1 FA Cup with Budweiser victory over Hastings United at the Riverside in January 2013. 

He followed that up with an impressive 30-minute cameo at Hillsborough on the final day of the campaign. Highly-rated Bryn, who comes from Hartlepool, can play in midfield or central defence and has skippered England at U16 and U17 level and represented the U18 and U19 side.His progress was rewarded with a three-year professional contract in summer 2013.

Thomas McAloon
Forward

Birthplace: Consett, County Durham
Date of birth: September 5 1995
Status: Third year

THOMAS was raised in Consett, County Durham but has represented Northern Ireland at U19 level, being named in the squad alongside Boro team-mate Jordan Jones.
 

Robbie Tinkler
Defender

Birthplace: Trimdon, County Durham
Date of birth: July 23 1996
Status: Third year

BORN and raised in Trimdon, County Durham, Robbie has been in the Academy since the age of 13.


Matthew Elsdon
Centre-back

Birthplace: Durham
Date of birth: June 24 1997
Status: Second year

FORMER Sunderland AFC schoolboy Matthew is an England U17 international who is based in Chester-le-Street. A classy central defender, he likes to play out from the back with the ball.

Dael Fry
Centre-back

Birthplace: Middlesbrough 
Date of birth: August 30 1997
Status: Second year

DAEL started at the age of five for Cleveland Juniors and was scouted by Boro at the age of nine. One of his proudest moments was beating Ajax 2-1 in Holland in summer 2013. 

A tall centre-half who loves defending, he is also a big threat from set pieces. He has represented England at U17 level and was part of the squad that won the European U17 Championship by beating Holland on penalties in summer 2014. 

Callum Johnson
Midfielder

Birthplace: Yarm
Date of birth: October 23 1997
Status: Second year

CALLUM is in his eighth season with Boro after being scouted while playing for Boro Rangers as an eight-year-old. 

A firm tackler with a good engine, Callum is known for the quality and range of his passing, as well as his excellent ball retention.

Nathan McGinley
Left-back

Birthplace: Middlesbrough 
Date of birth: September 15 1996
Status: Second year

A LEFT-BACK who likes to get forward, Nathan began with Cleveland Juniors at the age of nine and joined Boro the following season. 

One of his proudest moments was being part of the Boro side that beat Ajax 2-1 in a pre-season tournament in summer 2013.

Junior Mondal
Midfielder/striker

Birthplace: Normanby
Date of birth: March 27 1997
Status: Second year

A CLEVER and tricky player, Junior loves to take people on, whether he's operating as a midfielder or up front. 

He began playing football at the age of six and a schoolboy he represented South Park, Boro Rangers and Marton FC. He was scouted by Boro at the age of 11 and has been on standby for the England U17 squad. 

Josef Wheatley
Centre-midfield

Birthplace: Middlesbrough
Date of birth: December 30 1996
Status: Second year

MORE known for the defensive side of his game than his attacking, Josef is a good passer who likes a tackle. 

He played for Cleveland Juniors and Boro Juniors and joined Boro at under-nine level. His proudest moment was being part of the side that beat Ajax 2-1 in a pre-season tournament in summer 2013. 

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Harrison Chapman
Forward

Birthplace: Hartlepool 
Date of birth: November 5 1997
Status: First year

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Hayden Coulson
Left-back/left-midfield

Birthplace: Gateshead
Date of birth: June 17 1998
Status: First year

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Thomas Dawson
Goalkeeper

Birthplace: Stockton
Date of birth: September 27 1997
Status: First year

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Niall McGoldrick
Centre-back

Birthplace:Hartlepool
Date of Birth: December 4 1997
Status: First year

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Alex Pattison
Midfielder

Birthplace:Darlington
Date of Birth: September 6 1997
Status: First year

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Aynsley Pears
Goalkeeper

Birthplace:Durham
Date of Birth: April 23 1998
Status: First year