YORK-RAISED defender Charlie Cresswell is receiving interest from Sky Bet Championship side Middlesbrough, according to the Sun.

Cresswell currently finds himself out-of-favour in the Leeds United set-up, having made just five appearances all season under Daniel Farke and often failing to pick up minutes off of the bench.

Cresswell is the son of former York City striker Richard, who made 106 appearances for the Minstermen and netted 23 goals before ending his playing career at local non-league outfit Tadcaster Albion.

Richard also played for Leeds, making 38 appearances from 2005 to 2007 and scoring nine goals, with his son Charlie following his footsteps at Elland Road whilst also representing Lee Carsley’s England’s under-21’s side.

Cresswell is said to be of interest to play-off rivals Middlesbrough, with Michael Carrick reportedly eyeing up the young defender with a view to bring in him permanently.

Darragh Lenihan, Tommy Smith and Paddy McNair are all current casualties for the Boro after picking up concerning injuries, leaving Carrick’s side short at the back, despite sitting in 12th position with just three points separating Middlesbrough and the play-offs.

It would see Cresswell join Leeds loanee Sam Greenwood at the Riverside Stadium, with the tricky midfielder impressing in his loan stint so far.

Middlesbrough were visitors to the LNER Community Stadium in pre-season for a friendly with York, but were unable to secure a victory with the final score ending a goalless 0-0.