Leeds United striker Robbie McDaid has penned a loan move to National League side Lincoln City on loan for the rest of the season. This is the news that is being reported by Lincolnshire Echo Sports Editor John Pakey, who was present at a Lincoln press conference today.
The 19-year-old has been playing in the Under-21 side for the Elland Road club, but now gets the chance for some regular first-team football with the Redimps. He is also a Northern Ireland Under-21 international and has been with the Yorkshire club since signing from Irish League side Glenavon in 2014.
NEW SIGNING: @LincolnCity_FC have brought in Leeds U-21 Robbie McDaid until the end of the season.
— John Pakey (@John_Pakey) January 7, 2016
He signed on a two-year deal after impressing on a trial, where he scored twice in a trial match for the Under-17 side. Neil Redfearn, who was the Leeds United Development Coach at the time, then told the BBC that it was a real coup when he signed,
“He’s a great signing for us. It’s a real coup given the interest in him from a lot of clubs.
He knows his position and the most important thing as a striker is that he knows where the back of the net is.
He’s done really well for Glenavon, and because he has been playing senior football for a while, he’s already got that experience, and the transition should be easy to cope with.”
— Rob Makepeace (@rob_makepeace) January 7, 2016
He has yet to make his debut for the first-team at Leeds but Steve Evans and Paul Hart will undoubtedly be sure to get scouts out to watch him play at Sincil Bank. He joins Lincoln as they look to close the gap to the play-off places, although they are without a win in their last seven.