We spoke to Mark Tinkler about his new role as lead coach of Boro's Under-23s. 

The long-time Academy coach, who was previously in charge of our Under-18s, replaced Graeme Lee in the position after his departure for Hartlepool United. 

Here, Tinkler discusses his time with the Academy so far, his pride in bringing young players through the ranks, and working with Chris Wilder and Head of Football Kieran Scott.