Sheffield United: Cresswell backed to lift York

Flashback: Richard Cresswell tries to tackle Yeovil Town's Gavin Williams in a rare outing for United this season.   Picture: martyn harrison
Flashback: Richard Cresswell tries to tackle Yeovil Town's Gavin Williams in a rare outing for United this season. Picture: martyn harrison

NIGEL Worthington is backing new signing Richard Cresswell to bring a winning mentality to the York City dressing room after his switch to Bootham Crescent.

The 35-year-old, who started his career with the Minstermen, joined the League Two strugglers on a one-month loan deal from Sheffield United on Tuesday.

A player/coach at Bramall Lane, Cresswell will initially stay at York until April 20 and is set to go straight into Worthington’s squad for the trip to fellow relegation rivals Torquay United, managed by Alan Knill, on Saturday.

Former Owls legend Worthington said: “Richard will bring a wealth of experience of winning matches and that’s what we need. He’s also played at the highest level and I am absolutely delighted to get a player of his calibre and experience.”

United have inserted a recall clause in the Cresswell move.