Boro Academy goalkeeper Joe Fryer has joined Hartlepool on loan until the end of the season.

The goalkeeper is the second Boro man to have joined Pools on loan this season, after Bradley Fewster made the move to Victoria Park back in the summer.

This will be Fryer's first loan spell away from Boro after progressing through the ranks and into Paul Jenkins' Under-23s team at Rockliffe Park.

He is expected to go straight into the squad for Pools' game at Newport on Saturday.