Middlesbrough defender returns after Hartlepool loan spell

Brad Halliday in action for Hartlepool United against Cambridge United
Brad Halliday in action for Hartlepool United against Cambridge United

Middlesbrough defender Brad Halliday has returned to his parent club after a month on loan at Hartlepool United.

The right-back was brought in as temporary cover after Ronnie Moore was dealt a double blow with injuries to Michael Duckworth and Jordan Richards, while Carl Magnay was out through suspension.

Halliday played his last game in the 2-1 defeat to Northampton Town at the weekend.

And with Duckworth (hamstring) and Richards (back) making good progress towards making a return to the squad, Moore has allowed Halliday to return to the Riverside.

Moore said: “We would like to thank Middlesbrough for allowing Brad to come to us.

“He’s a young footballer with a lot of ability and we were delighted to be able to call upon him during the past month so we wish him well for the future.”

Halliday, who made six appearances during his loan spell, took to Twitter to thank the League Two club.

The 20-year-old wrote: “Thanks @Official_HUFC for my time spent at the club, gained a lot of experience and enjoyed every minute. Good luck for the rest of the season.”