Accrington Stanley have signed striker Luke Armstrong from Middlesbrough on loan until the end of the season, subject to EFL ratification.

The 22-year-old has played at Blyth Spartans, helping them to promotion, and was on loan at National League side Gateshead this season.

He is the son of former Boro striker Alun Armstrong.

“Luke was on loan at Gateshead and scored 11 goals in 19 games, he has an eye for goal, he is hard-working and he is a hustle and bustle type of player,” said manager John Coleman.

“There were quite a few clubs chasing him and we feel he can do a job for us and we are looking forward to getting started with him.

“We are hoping he has a similar impact to Jimmy Dunne last season. They had both played men’s football but then stepped up to better men’s football and Jimmy had a big impact with us and we hope it will be the same for Luke.”