Middlesbrough defender Andrew Taylor is backing teammate Tom Craddock to prove a success while on-loan at hometown club Hartlepool United.

Taylor said: " I think he will score goals because he is a good finisher - not bad considering he started off as a defender!

"When you play against him in training, his movement has impressed me because he is quick and quite intelligent and makes runs along the line. He is out of contract in the summer so he will be looking to prove himself to Boro or prove himself elsewhere."