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Leeds United sign teenage striker Robbie McDaid from Glenavon

Updated: Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 13:50 | Comments

Leeds sign striker from Glenavon

Leeds United have signed Glenavon's highly-rated teenage striker Robbie McDaid.

The 17-year-old youth international has signed a two-year contract after joining from Glenavon.

The Tyrone native scored twice for Glenavon in a 4-2 win against Portadown recently and also bagged a brace for a Leeds United Under-17 side against Sheffield Wednesday in a trial game last month.

Senior professional development coach at Leeds, Neil Redfearn, said: “He’s a great signing for us. It’s a real coup given the interest in him from a lot of clubs.

“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.

“He is a player who knows his position, he runs the channels well, and the most important thing as a striker is that he knows where the back of the net is.”

As part of the deal, Leeds will play a friendly against Glenavon this summer.

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