Middlesbrough pair Josh Coburn and Jack Stott have committed their futures to the club by penning their first professional contracts.
Second-year striker Coburn has been in prolific scoring form the Under-18s, while midfielder Stott has established himself as a regular in the youth side as a first-year apprentice.
Academy Manager Craig Liddle told the club website: “Josh joined us from Sunderland at Under-16 level. He’s six-foot three, has an eye for goal and has had an impressive 18 months. He’s really developed well physically and technically.
“Jack is a Middlesbrough lad who has been with us since the age of seven. He has progressed well through the age groups and has had a fantastic start to his scholarship.
“They are both a great example of what a good attitude, hard work, and application can bring. They can also look up to the first team at the players who have progressed from the academy as a great example of what can be achieved.”