Alex Pattison has never made an appearance for Championship outfit Boro but he has impressed in League Two on loan at Yeovil Town.
Alex Pattison has bid farewell to Middlesbrough on Twitter with the Championship outfit deciding to release the long-serving youngster at the end of the season, as reported by the Hartlepool Mail.
The Darlington-born 21-year-old joined Boro’s academy at the age of nine and played regularly for the club’s youth sides, though he failed to force his way into the club’s first-team plans.
Pattison is spending the current campaign on loan at Yeovil Town and he has impressed in League Two, making 25 appearances though he has failed to score a goal from his attacking midfield role.
And with his contract due to expire in the summer, the Mail reports that Pattison’s long spell at the Riverside is coming to an end with Middlesbrough deciding against handing the youngster a new contract.
To be fair to Pattison, he appears to have taken the news with good grace despite the obvious disappointment.
Would just like to thank everyone @Boro for the last 15 years I’ve spent there and some of memories and people I’ve met. Time to move onto to a new challenge next season, but for now the focus is the last big push these last 4 games at Yeovil⚽️— Alex Pattison (@alexpattison100) 15 April 2019
The Hartlepool Mail reports that Kieran Charlton, Nathan Guru and Dan Ward will also be released this summer. Stephen Wearne and Nathan Dale, however, have been offered professional terms at Tony Pulis’s side.
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