MIDDLESBROUGH midfielder Alex Pattison has joined York City in a one-month loan deal.

The Darlington-born, 20-year-old has not made his competitive senior debut yet for the Championship outfit, but did feature in the July 2016 pre-season friendly against the Minstermen at Bootham Crescent.

He started that match and set up the second goal for former England striker David Nugent in a 6-0 victory for the visitors.

Pattison was then replaced at half-time by current Sheffield Wednesday attacker Adam Reach, as Boro fielded two different teams for the contest.

He also got on the scoresheet, alongside ex-England winger Stewart Downing, during a 2-0 triumph over Doncaster that same month.

The attacking midfielder has featured twice for Boro's Under-23s this season, meanwhile, after recovering from a broken ankle, which he sustained in July. 

Last season, he figured prominently for the club's development side and travelled to Portugal with the senior squad for the summer pre-season training camp.

Pattison first joined Middlesbrough at the age of nine and has progressed through the Riverside Stadium’s academy system.

He is available to make his City debut in Saturday's first round FA Trophy tie at Kidderminster Harriers.