ERIK TONNE has joined York City on loan until the end of the season.

The 20-year-old Norwegian, who recently signed a contract extension at Bramall Lane until the end of 2014, has been farmed out to Bootham Crescent in a bid to gain match experience.

Tonne has played four times, all from the bench, for the Blades this season - scoring twice, including in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at Burton Albion earlier in the season.

The left-sided midfielder-cum-striker, has been a regular in United's second string.