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Lincoln City boss praises attitude of Leeds United loanee Robbie McDaid

The Northern Irish teen was described as a warrior by Chris Moyses.

Leeds United have rightly picked up a reputation for developing young talent in recent times. Some of their best talents have graduated straight into the first-team.

The likes of Alex Mowatt, Lewis Cook and Charlie Taylor are testament to this excellent youth system.

Others however are asked to go and impress on loan.

One such player is Robbie McDaid.

The Northern Irish striker went out on loan to Lincoln City in January as he hopes to convince the Yorkshire club to keep him on beyond the summer.

He has however struggled for regular football at the Conference Premier side. At the weekend however the 19-year-old hit an important landmark - scoring his first goal for the club. He netted in the 89th minute to seal a 3-1 win against Southport on Saturday.

Now his loan boss has been speaking about his achievements since heading to Sincil Bank. Chris Moyses told the Lincolnshire Echo this week:

"McDaid came on and scored and it was brilliant. When you bring people to the club and you work with them, it is good to see it come to the fore.

"He tries his heart out in training, he gives his all and I was delighted that he got his reward. He has got all the ability in the world, but he is very hard on himself. For him to get that goal was great.

"You can see what a warrior he is. He close centre-backs and full-backs down very quickly and gets involved in the game."

It certainly sounds like he is impressing the staff at Lincoln, even if first-team football does continue to evade him.

Whether he will be with Leeds or not remains to be seen, as his contract expires in the summer. Here's hoping he can grab a few more goals at Lincoln before the end of the campaign to give Leeds no choice but to hand him another year.

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