The stopper links up with the Spotland club an a short-term switch.

Under EFL guidelines, clubs can sign goalkeepers on an emergency loan basis outside of the transfer window when all of their own professionals in that position are injured or suspended. The agreement runs for an initial seven days, but can be extended by further weeks should those circumstances continue.

Lonergan's last outing for Boro - one of two he has made for the club - was in our Carabao Cup victory against Dale last year.