AFC Fylde can confirm that goalkeeper Max Metcalfe has returned to Middlesbrough FC following the expiration of his loan. 

Max signed for the Club on loan in August and made three league appearances, providing key support and competition to Theo Richardson and the goalkeeping department.

Following an impressive display against Barnet, Max sustained a slight finger injury, and despite committing to training and playing, it was felt by all parties that it was in Max’s best interests to return to the Riverside Stadium. 

The Club would like to place on record its thanks to Max for his efforts and his family and Middlesbrough for allowing us to play a role in his development. He returns to the North East with our best wishes.