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Robbie McDaid claims he felt like an accessory at Leeds after sealing York City move

General view outside the stadium before the match

Ex-Leeds striker Robbie McDaid has joined York City.

New York City signing Robbie McDaid has told The Press that he felt like 'an accessory' at Leeds United before leaving Elland Road over the summer.

McDaid, 20, penned a deal until the end of the season with York City on Tuesday, as new manager Gary Mills looks to build his squad at Bootham Crescent.

Young striker McDaid is seen as a player who can give York a boost up front, and is coming off the back of a loan spell with Lincoln City last season, where he scored four goals in 16 appearances.

General view before the matchYork City's Bootham Crescent

McDaid will hope to really settle down and kick on at York, having found his path to the Leeds United first team blocked before leaving Elland Road over the summer.

McDaid was released by Leeds back in May, having failed to make much of an impact following a 2014 move from Glenavon in his native Northern Ireland, and has now commented on his time at Elland Road.

General view inside the stadium before the game - Elland RoadGeneral view inside Elland Road

The Northern Ireland Under-21 international has told The Press in York that he 'loved' his time at Leeds, praising them as a great club with great fans, and adding that everybody at Elland Road treated him well during his time at the club.

However, McDaid added that he didn't have the success he wanted, and didn't get any first-team opportunities in his second year at the club, even claiming that he felt like an accessory – but thanked the Whites for giving him his first contract in English football.

General view outside the stadium before the matchYork City's Bootham Crescent

"To be fair, I loved it (at Leeds),” said McDaid. “It's a great club, great fans, and everyone was really good to me. But I never got the path there I wanted, I never really got a look in in my second year.”

"It just felt, when I came over for pre-season, that I was a bit of an accessory - but I thank them for giving me my first professional deal in England and giving me a foothold in the game in England,” he added.

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