Middlesbrough goalkeeper Joe Lumley joins Reading on loan

Lumley made 39 appearances for Boro last season after joining from Queens Park Rangers under former boss Neil Warnock. Credit: Middlesbrough FC

Middlesbrough goalkeeper Joe Lumley has left the Teessiders and joined Reading FC on a season-long loan deal.

The 27-year-old shot-stopper made 39 appearances for Middlesbrough last season as they just missed out on a spot in the Championship playoffs.

However, his form towards the end of the campaign saw him replaced by between the sticks by fellow keeper Luke Daniels.

Lumley will be managed by former Boro captain Paul Ince at Reading after he successfully steered the Berkshire club away from the Sky Bet Championship’s relegation places last season.

In a statement, the club said: "Everyone at MFC wishes Joe the best of luck in the forthcoming campaign."