Stevenage's first moves in the January transfer window are outgoings - with Manchester United, West Ham United and Sheffield United all recalling players.

Striker Charlie McNeill's loan deal has been cancelled by the Red Devils and he was joined in waving goodbye to the Lamex by Hammers' goalkeeper Krisztian Hegyi and Blades midfielder Harrison Neal.

All three had struggled to find game time as Boro pushed up the League One table but while McNeil's departure had long since been expected, the exits of Hegyi and Neal was more surprising.

Manager Steve Evans said: "I am grateful to those clubs and of course to the lads who where a real credit. I have spoken with each of them individually and thanked them.

"Everyone wanted them to have more game minutes, but our own players have been producing some brilliant performances, so it has been difficult for them.

"My job is to solely focus on our FA Cup tie on Saturday at Maidstone and let others deal with the negotiations around potential new additions."