Middlesbrough's Connor Ripley extends Motherwell loan

Connor Ripley celebrates with Motherwell
Ripley has played 21 times for Motherwell

Middlesbrough goalkeeper Connor Ripley has extended his loan stay at Motherwell until the end of the season.

The 22-year-old has been an ever-present for the Scottish Premiership side this season, playing 21 times.

Ripley told Motherwell's website: "I've always said my preference was to stay and see it out.

"I've really enjoyed my time here. We've had some highs and lows, but I think my experience here is making me a better goalkeeper."

Ripley, who has played three times for Boro, had previous loan spells with Oxford United and Bradford City.

Motherwell currently sit eighth in the Premiership table.