Leeds United have completed the signing of Doncaster Rovers’ Jack McKay and Paul McKay, the club have announced.
The twin brothers have joined the West Yorkshire side on two and a half-year deals for undisclosed fees.
Jack collected Doncaster Rovers’ Academy Player of the Year award for 2013 after his performances for the South Yorkshire side’s youth academy. The striker has made four senior team appearances for Doncaster Rovers in League One this season.
On the other hand, Paul is a central defender who has made one senior appearance, making his professional debut in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy clash against Burton Albion.
Speaking to the Leeds United club website, Jack said “it’s a massive club. As soon as I found out that Leeds wanted to bring us me here, I said ‘yes’ straight away.
We were both told this morning that Leeds had come in for us and we were buzzing to hear it. I know there’s competition here with the young strikers, but that doesn’t really matter to me. I know that if I’m not the best then I won’t play. I have to be at my best.
“I’ve played with my brother for a long time and we know each other’s game well. It works especially well with him being at the back and me being up front. I can make runs and I don’t even have to call for the ball from him.
“He knows how I play and I know how to make runs for him. He knows where I’ll be. I’m a striker who works hard and does a lot of running. I love going in behind the defence to score goals.
“This is a great opportunity for me and one which I hope to take.”
Paul also said that “it’s a massive club and I’m delighted to have signed up. You look at the young players here recently – Sam Byram, Lewis Cook, Alex Mowatt – they’ve all broken into the first team and have become regular players.
“There’s definitely a pathway here for a young players like myself and my brother to kick on.
“To start with I think we will get games in the Under-21s and train with the first team when we can and then take it from there.”
Both players will be training with the first team whilst getting game time in the Leeds United academy managed by Paul Hart. It is unclear at this stage how much game time they will get at first team level.