JUSTIN HOYTE has left Middlesbrough on a full-time basis after agreeing a contract to stay at Millwall until 2015.

The right-back has been on loan at The New Den since November and had been expected to finalise a permanent switch back to the capital.

And Middlesbrough have confirmed that Hoyte, a former Arsenal and Sunderland defender, will not be returning to the Riverside.

The former England Under-21 international joined Middlesbrough in the summer of 2008 and suffered relegation at the end of his his first season.