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McDaid follows in father’s footsteps by joining Glens

Robbie McDaid has signed for Glentoran

OMAGH man Robbie McDaid has followed in his father’s footsteps by signing for Glentoran.

John McDaid played for the Glens in the early eighties and now son Robbie has become manager Gary Haveron’s latest signing.

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The former Tyrone Milk Cup striker joined Leeds United from Glenavon in 2014 and has had spells at Lincoln City, Chorley Town and York City.

The 20-year-old spearhead is a member of the Northern Ireland U21 squad.

Glens boss Haveron said he was delighted to secure the services of the gifted front man.

He said, “I’m delighted to get the deal done for Robbie. As a player and a person he is very much in keeping with what we want to do at the club. He’s a young, energetic and talented striker who is looking to prove himself. 

I was very impressed when I met Robbie along with his father John who himself was a successful player for the club in the early 80’s and how they both conducted our discussions. There was a real, obvious desire to play for Glentoran and his enthusiasm and confidence in his ability shone through. 

Robbie is coming back from full time football and having trained with us recently I think he got a good feel for the boys and us of him. We all feel this is a great fit for both parties”.

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