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Posted 14th April 2014 at 11:56 am

George has become one of Boro's most popular players on and off the field since joining the club from Doncaster Rovers in July 2012.

George joined Boro from Doncaster Rovers in July 2012 for an undisclosed fee, signing a three-year contract. 

Boro beat off competition from two other Championship clubs to secure the highly-rated Doncaster captain, who was named Player of the Year and Player's Player of the Year at The Keepmoat Stadium in 2011-12. 

Barnstaple-born George started his career at Exeter City and helped the West Country side regain their Football League status with a Conference play-off triumph over Cambridge United at Wembley in 2008.

George, who can play at either left-back or centre-back, made his debut in the 2-1 Capital One Cup win at Bury in August 2012.

A popular figure among fans, Friend was named in the PFA Championship Team of the Year for both the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons for his adventurous performances from left-back.

Following Boro's promotion to the Premier League in May 2016, Friend signed a new contract to keep him at the Riverside until 2020.

Career History