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Robbie McDaid discusses Leeds loan exit; plans to emulate Davide Somma

Robbie McDaid has left Leeds to join Lincoln City.

19-year-old McDaid left Leeds United on loan to join up with Lincoln City, and he has discussed his transfer whilst speaking to the Lincolnshire Echo.

McDaid said: “I've been trying to get out for a while now and get some first team games as it is the next step in my development. I am glad I am here for a few months, and hopefully I can get the boys in the promotion mix. I've heard a bit about Davide Somma A few of the Leeds fans have said about how he came to Lincoln on loan and was brilliant. If I can do anything close to what he did then I will be happy.”

McDaid is hoping to emulate the last player to leave Leeds for a loan spell with Lincoln, following in the footsteps of Davide Somma, who linked up with the club for a few months in 2010.

The South African winger netted an impressive return of nine goals and five assists in 14 games, helping his cause for playing time at Elland Road.

McDaid, a striker, will be hoping to have the same sort of impact, with a path to the first-team available for him under Steve Evans.

A Northern Ireland youth international, McDaid has yet to play for Leeds, but he made his first appearance for Lincoln at the weekend, featuring for 19 minutes of a 3-2 defeat to Dover Athletic.

McDaid is well regarded for his talent and potential, and a run of form similar to Somma’s at Lincoln could see him make an impact at Elland Road before too long.

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