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Lincoln City team-mate James Caton praises effort of Leeds United loanee Robbie McDaid

The Northern Irish youngster scored his first goal for The Red Imps at the weekend.

Leeds United have picked up a reputation for developing young talent in recent times.

The likes of Alex Mowatt, Lewis Cook and Charlie Taylor are testament to the youth system and went straight into the first-team. Others however are asked to go out on loan, such as 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 struggled for regular football at the Conference Premier side. At the weekend however he scored his first goal for the club. The 19-year-old netted in the 89th minute to seal a 3-1 win against Southport on Saturday.

Now the man who scored Lincoln's other two goals in that game has been singing his praises.

Lincoln's on loan Shrewsbury Town winger James Caton has told the Lincolnshire Echo:

"McDaid did very well.

"Trying to hit it across the goal like he did is a hard finish.

"I was delighted to see him to get off the mark for Lincoln. It has been a bit frustrating for him not playing, but he has knuckled down."

McDaid is out of contract at Elland Road this summer so will need to continue impressing at Sincil Bank if he is to make it at Thorp Arch.

However, with the likes of Frankie Mulhern and Eoghan Stokes also coming through the ranks he may have to go some in order to make it at Leeds United.

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