Midfielder Adam Reach has signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract with the club.

The 21-year-old has established himself as a first team regular this season and he has two goals to his name, having scored in the Capital One Cup at Anfield and against Fulham at the Riverside.

Adam, who joined the club's Academy from Gateshead College three years ago, has had loan spells with Darlington, Shrewsbury, and Bradford, before making a big impact in Aitor Karanka's side this season.

The Boro Head Coach was delighted to see the highly-rated youngster pledge his future to the club in a deal that runs until the summer of 2019.

He said: "It's very good for Adam and it's very good for the team. Adam is a very good lad and it's important for him to a have a contract he deserves.

"He has done well this season. He's improves every week. He's good with the ball, he's powerful, and he's very good tactically."

Adam follows in the footsteps of Ben Gibson and George Friend, who also signed long-term deals with the club earlier this season.