Burn makes short trip from Sunderland to Middlesbrough

Championship Middlesbrough have signed teenage defender Jonathan Burn from neighbours Sunderland.

Championship Middlesbrough have signed teenage defender Jonathan Burn from neighbours Sunderland.

Darlington-born Burn has been with Sunderland since he was 13, and was in the second year of a scholarship.

He spent time on trial at Boro earlier this season, and now they have agreed to take over his terms - which run until 2014.

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