Aaron Connolly joins Middlesbrough on loan

Striker to spend the rest of the campaign with Chris Wilder's team.

By Paul Camillin • 02 January 2022

By Paul Hazlewood
Aaron Connolly has scored eight goals in 52 appearances for Albion.

Aaron Connolly has signed for Championship side Middlesbrough on loan for the rest of the 2021/22 campaign.

The 21-year-old joins a Boro side who currently sit fifth in the Championship, under former Albion player Chris Wilder.

Wilder took charge in November, and his side have enjoyed a strong run of form through December with five league wins in their final six matches of 2021.

Head coach Graham Potter said, “This move represents a very good opportunity for Aaron to play more regular football.

“His opportunities here have not been as frequent as he would’ve liked this season, and the aim is that he will get more game time at Middlesbrough.

“Playing regularly will help him to continue his development, and at a club who are pushing for promotion and under a really highly regarded manager.”

The Republic of Ireland international has scored eight goals in 52 appearances for Albion, five of which have come in the Premier League.

Currently sat in fifth, Middlesbrough are six points off an automatic promotion spot heading into the New Year.