England U20 player joins ahead of Swindon game
Middlesbrough's England under-20 international Adam Reach has joined Shrewsbury Town on an initial month's loan ahead of Saturday's home clash against Swindon.
Reach made 20 first team appearances for Boro last season, scoring in home wins over Burnley and Blackpool, and is comfortable anywhere on the left flank with most of his games under Tony Mowbray coming as a winger.
Reach, 20, born in Chester-le-Street, scored on his Middlesbrough debut as a sub against Doncaster in May 2010.
He came of the bench for Boro in their shock Capital One Cup defeat at home to Accrington Stanley last week.
Reach has been capped four times by England at both under-19 and under-20 level, representing his country at the under-20 World Cup in Turkey during the summer.
It’s a boost for Graham Turner as he prepares his squad for Saturday’s home game with Swindon Town:”Adam Reach has joined us on a youth loan and we are pleased to have someone with his promise join the squad.
“He’s played a number of games in the Boro first team as well with the England U20 side.
“He is a big strong lad, plays on the left side, runs with the ball well, has a great delivery with his left foot and gets amongst the goals.
“As I’ve mentioned in my programme notes when you lost 5 members of your first team squad it means that you are down to the bare bones so we needed to bring in some new faces to the squad.
“We are pleased to have Adam with us, his pedigree is excellent and I am sure the supporters will take to him.
“It’s a youth loan for an initial 28 days but we have a good relationship with Middlesbrough and I’m sure if it all goes well then it will be extended.”