TEESSIDER Macaulay Langstaff will come up against his hometown club Middlesbrough next season after joining Millwall.

The 27-year-old has signed a long-term contract with the Lions after his move from Notts County was confirmed.

Langstaff, who was on Boro's books as a kid until he was 13, earned the move to the Championship on the back of a stunning couple of years with the Magpies, scoring 71 goals in 96 appearances.

That included 42 in 47 games as County won promotion to League Two in 2022/23 - and he followed that up with 28 league goals last season to top the charts in League Two.


That led to plenty of speculation and Championship interest. Middlesbrough were linked back in January but it's understood Langstaff didn't feature in Boro's transfer thinking. Sunderland have also been heavily linked and his former manager Luke Williams was said to be keen on a reunion at Swansea this summer.

But Millwall have won the race for the striker's signature.

He told the club website: "When you see the facilities at Millwall, it makes me work even harder because I know where I came from and where I want to get to, so I want to put 110% effort in every single day."

Millwall are scheduled to host Sunderland at the back end of November before travelling to the Riverside to face Boro in the middle of December.