Middlesbrough-born Chris Kamara has been revisiting his Boro roots with club partner Vertu Motors.

Kamara - a former pro footballer with a number of clubs including Boro - recently called time on his 24-year stint with Sky Sports, which had included working on iconic shows such as Soccer Saturday, Goals on Sunday & SoccerAM. 

The announcement was received warmly on social media by former colleagues and fans alike, who grew up with ‘Kammy’ on their TV screens.

Reminiscing about his childhood and growing up in the North East of England, where he became a close friend to Boro Chairman Steve Gibson, Kamara talked about his father's work and his family's hardships.

"I am Boro born and bred," said the 64-year-old. "It was where I was made; I will always be grateful for that.

"My dad worked in the blast furnace and the chemical paints department, which were two dangerous jobs, but they were vital for the town back in the day.”

'Kammy' made over 600 appearances in his professional career, including a brief loan spell with his hometown club in 1993, which had been a childhood dream of Kamara ever since he first stepped foot in Ayresome Park.

"Going to a football match as a young lad blew my mind," he said.

"To be able to play the game professionally was incredible. As a kid, it was always my main ambition to play for Boro, and I first went to Ayresome Park in 1966."

The video ends with a visit to the Middlesbrough training ground, where Kamara speaks to Boro defender and Academy product Dael Fry.

Kamara lauded the youth setup at the club and the ability of Fry.

"The great thing about Middlesbrough Football Club is that they produce great youngsters, and Dael Fry is no exception – I have no doubt he'll play for England one day."