Fleetwood Town sign Boro defender Sam Stubbs

Fleetwood Town sign Boro defender Sam Stubbs

League One side Fleetwood Town have secured the services of Middlesbrough defender Sam Stubbs.

Fleetwood Town revealed yesterday that the defender had signed a two-year deal with an option for an additional year.

Boro signed Sam Stubbs in 2018 from Wigan Athletic, but the 21-year-old failed to make an appearance for the club. During this period, he has embarked on loan stints at Notts County, Hamilton Academical and ADO Den Haag.

Stubbs was not seen as a player who was likely to break into the first-team by Boro manager Neil Warnock and he was allowed to leave despite the lack of depth in defence. Stubbs was part of the squad that beat Shrewsbury Town in the Carabao Cup, but was an unused substitute.

This is a good move for the defender who will be able to have a greater chance of first-team football. Fleetwood Town are hoping to have a run to the playoffs this season and the young defender could be pivotal to their hopes.

Boro will have to look for additions in what has been a quiet summer so far with the clubs bringing in just two signings. Warnock has a lot to do between now and the end of the window as Boro lack depth in defence.

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