Ian Molloy joins Longford Town following Leeds United release

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The teenage goalkeeper will be playing in Ireland's top flight.

Leeds United have been making waves for their youth development this season - with Sam Byram recently heading to West Ham and the likes of Charlie Taylor, Alex Mowatt and Lewis Cook catching the eye in the Leeds first-team.

But they can't all make it.

In the summer they let plenty of talented young players leave the club - including the likes of Isaac Assenso and Afolabi Coker.

Another name on the released list was goalkeeper Ian Molloy.

The Irish goalie was not offered a professional deal and ended up heading out of the club. Now the 18-year-old has found himself a new club.

Molloy has joined Irish side Longford Town ahead of the Airtricity Premier Division season. The teenager has joined the club after a stint with Rathcoole Boys in the Leinster Senior League.

Molloy, who joined Leeds from Cherry Orchard in 2013, will now be hoping to have an impact back in his home country after two years on the books at the Yorkshire club.

Leeds fans will no doubt hope he can prove himself at Longford and make a decent career for himself.

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