The 20-year-old will head north of the border hoping to continue his development on Scotland’s top flight.

Sam made 17 appearances while on loan at Notts County last season and also played in our three Checkatrade Trophy ties, when he captained the team.

The Liverpudlian spent the summer with Jonathan Woodgate’s squad in Austria.

Sam is the second Boro youngster to make the loan switch to Scotland this summer with Mitchell Curry having joined Inverness CT on loan. Mitch is currently back at Rockliffe undergoing treatment on an ankle injury.