The 17-year-old, who joined the club a scholar during the summer, has been rewarded for his efforts in progressing through Boro’s Academy with a three-year professional contract.

Calum had tasted experience with our Under-18s before joining us on a full-time basis, and he kicked off the season with a brace in a 3-0 win at Leeds on the opening day of the new campaign.

“We’re delighted Calum has signed a professional contract,” said the club’s Academy manager Craig Liddle. 

“He’s shown great application and has a real good work ethic. He has a long way to go and a lot to learn, but this is another step on the ladder for him and his continued development.”

Calum is the son of former Boro midfielder Graham, who made 46 appearances between 1991 and 1996 after joining from Irish talent hotbed Home Farm.