MIDDLESBROUGH have brought full-back Ryan Fredericks on a season-long loan from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.

The 21-year-old right-back has signed in time for Saturday’s Championship match against Reading.

Fredericks, a product of Tottenham’s academy system, has made four appearances for the White Hart Lane outfit and made his debut in the Europa League against Hearts in 2011.

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He enjoyed loan spells at Brentford and Millwall, and will provide competition for Spanish right-back Damia Abella.