A return to where it all began for Cresswell

Richard Cresswell
Richard Cresswell

BRIDLINGTON-born striker Richard Cresswell has returned to his first club York City on a month’s loan.

The 35-year-old has only made three starts for Sheffield United this season and has been allowed to move to Bootham Crescent.

The Minstermen have been drawn into a relegation battle in Division Two and the club is hoping he can roll back the years and show the form which made him a fans favourite in the 1990s.

Cresswell, who played for Bridlington Rangers as a junior, signed for York in 1995 as a teenager and went on to score 24 goals in 108 appearances.

Sheffield Wednesday paid £950,000 for him in 1999 and he has also scored goals for Preston North End, Leeds United and Stoke City before moving to Bramall Lane, where he has been involved with the coaching set-up this season.

United manager Danny Wilson said: “This is an opportunity for Richard to go and play. His chances have been limited here in recent months. We’ve got a call back option on him should it be required and I think he will do well up there.”

Cresswell goes into York’s squad for their relegation battle at Torquay United.