By Wayne Veysey

29th Nov, 2021 | 2:13pm

Sources: Middlesbrough green light Browne move in January

Middlesbrough have given Marcus Browne the green light to secure a January loan, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The former West Ham winger, 23, is working his way back to fitness and has not featured for Boro so far this season. 

A Boro source has told Football Insider that Browne’s availability has put a number of Championship and League One clubs on alert.  

He is keen to play regularly and Boro feel a loan move could benefit all parties.

His contract at the Riverside has 18 months left.

Browne suffered a crushing blow last season when he injured his anterior cruciate ligament in an FA Cup third-round defeat against Brentford in January.

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The midfielder has failed to feature in a Boro shirt since but has recently returned to training.

It is unclear as to where Browne fits into new boss Chris Wilder’s 3-5-2 system.

The Teeside club are currently play without an attacking midfielder.

Browne netted two goals in five Championship appearances last term – his only goals since joining the club in 2019.

The Englishman came through the ranks at West Ham.

He made just one appearance for the Hammers in a Europa League qualifier against Astra Giurgiu in August 2016.

Loan spells at Wigan Athletic and Oxford United would follow before a permanent move to Middlesbrough in July 2019.

Browne has made 22 career appearances for Boro but has never held down a regular starting spot at the Riverside.

In other news, it can be revealed Chris Wilder has sanctioned another Middlesbrough player exit ahead of the January window.