HAYDEN Hackney has committed his future to Middlesbrough by signing a two-year contract extension as the club continue to tie down it's youngsters. 

The 18-year-old has made two senior appearances for the club, starting in the FA Cup defeat to Brentford back in January and coming on as a substitute in their league defeat against Wycombe Wanderers in the final game of the season.

Midfielder Hackney is the latest in a string of youngsters to sign new deals at the club with Neil Warnock and the coaching staff seemingly keeping one eye on investing in youth for the forthcoming Championship campaign.

Josh Wells, Isiah Cornet, Jack Robinson, Cain Sykes, Max Metcalfe and Jeremy Sivi have all sealed professional deals at Teesside. 

Goalkeeper Joe Lumley remains Boro's only senior squad signing of the summer so far. 

The 26-year-old will move to Teesside once his contract comes to an end at Queens Park Rangers. 

The club are still yet to announce it's retained list with the likes of Jordan Archer, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Marvin Johnson out of contract in the summer.