Jones has improved all season under the guidance of Boro's coaching staff, in particular U21s Lead Coach Paul Jenkins.

"This is a good move for Jordan," says Jenkins. "We try our best to develop players and when people show interest in them it means we must be doing something right.

"We've had a terrific season so far at U21 level, we've never been out of the top four and occasionally top and Jordan had played a part in that. But this isn't about our U21 team, this is about developing players to have a future in the game.

"We've seen how loan moves have benefited players in the past and I've no doubt Jordan will learn a lot from Ronnie Moore. He's a man who has seen everything and deserves the respect he has within the game, Jordan can only benefit from spending time with people like that."

Middlesbrough-born Jones has represented Northern Ireland at youth team level. This season he has made 11 appearances for Boro's U21s, scoring in his most recent outing, a 6-1 win over Marske United in the North Riding Senior Cup on Tuesday night. He made his only first team appearance to date against Hastings in the FA Cup at the Riverside in January 2013.