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Leeds United loanee impressing at Airdrie after scoring first goal

General view inside the stadium before the game - Elland Road

The teenager's loan manager is impressed with the performances of Jack McKay.

In January Leeds United decided to send their young striker Jack McKay to Scottish side Airdrieonians on loan until the end of the 2016-17 season.

The 20-year-old is now set to get some regular first-team football under his belt at the Scottish side and will be hoping to prove himself a success north of the border.

Now he has certainly started to make an impact at the club. He bagged an assist last week and at the weekend scored his first goal for the club.

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

He netted in a 4-1 win against Peterhead as Airdrie continue their fight for promotion to the Scottish Championship.

His manager Mark Wilson is certainly pleased with his recent performances. He told the Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser:

“He’s going to take time to settle and when he came here we knew that was going to be the case.

“He’s trained well, and today was the ideal opportunity for him so we put him in.

“He was like every other player at half-time who knew it wasn’t working, but we got a great reaction from him and the team.

“When he looks back at the game he’ll think he could have got more, but he’ll take confidence from that and he’s a player we’re lucky to have.

“Hopefully he can put in more of those performances.”

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

He was signed by Leeds last January, along with his twin brother Paul, from Doncaster Rovers but has so far not managed to have any sort of impact at Leeds in terms of first-team football in the past 12 months.

His contract at Elland Road runs until the summer of 2018, so he has plenty of time to win over the Leeds management and potentially make it at the club.

So to see he is now having an impact in Scotland will undoubtedly please Leeds fans and hierarchy.

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