Leeds United youngster Jack McKay has departed Elland Road and joined Airdrieonians on-loan.

According to the club website, the striker, who has featured heavily for the Whites’ Under-23s this campaign, has signed for the Scottish League One side until the end of the season.

The 20-year-old Scot was drafted straight into the starting XI for the Airdrie based side’s home tie with Albion Rovers, but was unable to make a significant mark on his debut and was substituted after 81 minutes during his new club’s 2-1 defeat.

McKay and his brother, Paul, joined Leeds in January 2016 from Doncaster Rovers and both penned two-and-a-half year deals with the Yorkshire club.

But the family pairing have struggled to force their way into Garry Monk’s team, and now the former has been deemed surplus to requirements, at least for the rest of this season.

The  Glaswegian will however feel excitement regarding his next challenge, which is a trip to Scotland’s national stadium to face Queens Park.

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