MIDDLESBROUGH right-back Brad Halliday has signed a one-month loan deal with York City.

Halliday, 19, will go straight into the squad for tomorrow's Sky Bet League Two home match with Oxford, but will not be eligible for Tuesday night's FA Cup first round replay at AFC Wimbledon, having not been signed prior to the initial tie.

The teenage defender has, however, been given permission to play for City if they progress past the Wombles and land a Sunday, December 7 second round trip to Wycombe Wanderers.

Halliday will join fellow loan signings Alex Cisak and Stephane Zubar at Bootham Crescent and has been recruited to provide cover and competition for Antigua and Barbuda international Marvin McCoy.

The Redcar-born full back has yet to make a senior appearance for Boro but was given a professional contract by the Championship club in the summer of 2013.

Commenting on his arrival, City chief Russ Wilcox said: "He's a right-back and will, hopefully, give us competition for places because we've got to make sure we are covered in all positions before the window closes for loan signings at the end of the month. We need that in case we get injuries or suspensions.

"He is here for an initial month, which takes us up to December 13 and he will be available to play in the FA Cup second round if we get through."

City's potential trip to Buckinghamshire will kick off at 2pm on Sunday, instead of Saturday, after being selected by the FA for overseas broadcast.

Wilcox added he had no problem with the provisional date, reasoning: "I will be happy to play on a Sunday because it means we will have got through."