A deal has been agreed for young defender David Atkinson to join Carlisle United on loan until the end of the season. 

The 21-year-old Atkinson, who can play all along the back four and also in midfield, will join former Boro U-21 team-mate Charlie Wyke at Brunton Park, the striker having joined the League Two side in January. 

Having featured on the bench last season and captained the U-21 side, Atkinson has yet to make his senior debut. He spent a short loan spell at Hartlepool earlier this season without playing in the first team.