Swans youngster Roberts agrees Middlesbrough loan

14th July

Swansea City youngster Connor Roberts has joined Middlesbrough on a season-long loan deal.

The 21-year-old will be reunited with former Swans boss Garry Monk at the Riverside Stadium, where he will hope to play regular first-team football in the Championship.

Roberts has never played for the Swans’ senior side – although he has sat on the bench – but has played first-team football during previous loan spells with Yeovil Town and Bristol Rovers.

The Neath-born right-back, a Welsh Under-21 international, signed a new three-year deal at the Liberty Stadium last September.

He played his part in the under-23s’ league and cup double success last season.