MIDDLESBROUGH made a late night move by signing Chelsea goalkeeper Jamal Blackman
The 20-year-old, the fourth-choice stopper at Stamford Bridge, has joined on loan until January 17.
While Blackman has arrived it has spelled the exit for Jason Steele.
Steele’s miserable months under Aitor Karanka at Middlesbrough have finally come to an end with a move to Blackburn Rovers.
The goalkeeper was the first choice stopper on Teesside until Karanka arrived last November but since then he has been out of the first-team picture.
The Newton Aycliffe-born player has moved to Championship side Rovers on a season-long loan in a move that surely spells the end of his Boro affiliation.
The Boro academy graduate had become third choice to Dimi Konstantopolous and Tomas Mejias and had wanted a move away throughout the summer.
His exit was not the only one on Teesside with Seb Hines leaving for Coventry City.
The defender, fourth choice at centre-half, joins the Sky Blues on loan until January 4.