Two-goal ace Richard Cresswell has pledged to elbow aside all speculation about big clubs coming in for him.

York City striker Richard Cresswell celebrates his second goal

The 20-year-old striker again pricked up the attention of covetous scouts during York City's 3-3 draw with Luton Town with another magnificent display.

The City youngster was instrumental in the first goal for Gordon Connelly and then weighed in with two gloriously-taken goals to increase his season's tally to seven.

City manager Alan Little described Cresswell's potential as 'frightening' and warned that the danger signs could soon start flashing as big-name clubs are alerted still more to the marksman.

But Cresswell said he was taking no notice of any speculation, nor of the posse of scouts tracking his performances. He said he was content merely to keep on playing as best he can.

Said the man-of-the-match: "I'm not bothered about the scouts. They can just go and do their job.

"All I'm bothered about is just getting on with giving it my best shot for York City. I've just got to concentrate on getting goals."

The youngster added that he always knew his time would come once he was able to establish himself in the team after first enjoying a major impact on his debut three years ago.

"I never doubted that I had it in me to do well. I have been given a chance to have a run in the first-team and that's all I asked. Now it's up to me to keep it going.

"I'm thoroughly enjoying every minute of it. We're creating chances right through the team and I just want it to keep going."

But while the youngster played down the likelihood of big clubs closing in, City boss Alan Little was only too aware that the top outfits could soon be circling above Bootham Crescent.

He raved about the latest product of City's assembly line of young talent.

"Cresswell is frightening. He has grown up and got great physical strength and the thing he is doing now that he never did before is score goals," enthused the City manager.

"He looks like he has got everything and that's a danger for me, because when young players have got everything here then they tend to leave.

"There were a lot of scouts here and they can only have been impressed when they see talent like that. The alarm bells may soon start to ring, but until they do Richard Cresswell is staying put."

Little added that still at the age of 20 Cresswell may improve yet more by sticking around longer at City, where he is able to learn his trade in the first-team unlike his close friend Jonathan Greening, who moved to Manchester United six months ago.

"Jonathan might have been better just sticking with us a while rather than be in the wilderness a bit at United," said Little.

"But then again it's such a big temptation for a youngster when a club like that is interested. That night yet happen with Richard Cresswell."

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