Middlesbrough defender linked with move to Holland as striker returns from loan spell

Middlesbrough are reportedly set to recall defender Sam Stubbs from a season-long loan deal at Hamilton Academical this month.

Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 1:21 pm
Updated Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 1:31 pm
Middlesbrough defender Sam Stubbs signed for Hamilton Academical on loan in the summer.
Middlesbrough defender Sam Stubbs signed for Hamilton Academical on loan in the summer.

The 21-year-old has made 19 SPL appearances for the Accies this season, yet reports in Scotland have claimed the centre-back will be recalled.

According to the Daily Record, Stubbs will be loaned out to Dutch side ADO Den Haag for the remainder of the season which will allow Boro to recoup more of his wages.

The move would see Stubbs link-up with former Newcastle boss Alan Pardew, who was appointed Den Haag’s new head coach earlier this month.

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It’s been a difficult start to the season for Den Haag, with the side sitting 17th in the Eredivisie after 18 games.

Boro have also announced that striker Mitchell Curry has been recalled from his loan spell with Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

The 20-year-old forward scored twice in 15 appearances for the Scottish Championship side.