‘Boro have signed young Fulham striker Richard Peniket on a month’s Youth Loan.

Peniket has just returned from a similar arrangement at Blue Square Premier side AFC Telford.

Despite interest from Manchester United and Liverpool, Fulham secured the signing of  the 6’3 Wales Under-21 international striker.

A player with a good goalscoring record, time on loan last season with League Two club Hereford United added valuable experience to his game.

‘Boro boss Spencer Day commented “Yet again we have to thank the generosity of Fulham in allowing us to bring in one of their valued youngsters. At 6’3 Richard will give us a different perspective up front, and adds options to our armoury. He can play up top, or just behind and I am sure he will prove to be an asset to us during this vital period of the season.”

Peniket subject to Football Association approval will go straight into the squad for tomorrows match against AFC Hornchurch at Cherrywood Road, kick off 3pm.