Middlesbrough defender Tony McMahon has joined Blackpool on loan.

The 21-year-old right-back is coming back to full fitness after overcoming a horrendous run of injuries.

McMahon - who made a huge impact after making his Boro debut in 2004, is now looking to recapture the form which saw him earn an England Under 21 call-up.

McMahon will spend the next month on loan at Bloomfield Road as he looks to complete his return to full fitness.

"Tony needs to get games under his belt," his agent Ian Elliott told skysports.com.

"Blackpool are a very good Championship side and it is a good move for both parties."