MIDDLESBROUGH goalkeeper Zach Hemming is rejoining Scottish side Kilmarnock on a season-long loan.

The Bishop Auckland-born 22-year-old had a previous spell with the club last season, and was named Kilmarnock's Young Player of the Year as they were promoted from the Scottish Championship.

He will return to Rugby Park for the whole of next season in the Scottish Premier League, with his transfer set to be formally raitified once international clearance is confirmed.

Hemming, who is yet to make a senior appearance for Boro, has had previous loan spells with Darlington, Hartlepool United and Blyth Spartans.

"I am delighted to get Zach back," said Kilmarnock boss Derek McInnes. "He made a big impression on everyone, and made a big impact on helping us win the title.

"The abilities he showed was the attraction to bring him back, but the added attraction was how popular he was within the group.

"He is someone we kept in touch with over the summer and we are glad Middlesbrough see Kilmarnock as the next best place for him again."

Hemming's departure is part of a major overhaul of Boro's goalkeeping department. Dejan Stojanovic has left on a permanent basis, Joe Lumley has joined Reading on a season-long loan and Sol Brynn is on the verge of finalising a loan move to Swindon Town.

Luke Daniels is also expected to move on this summer, with Boro set to make two goalkeeping additions.

Karl Darlow and Daniel Iversen remain the club's two main targets, with talks also having taken place over Tom Heaton and Jack Butland, while Liam Roberts is set to join on a two-year deal as the Teessiders' new number two shot-stopper following his release from Northampton Town.