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Watch: Glentoran announce signing of ex Leeds striker with BRILLIANT video

By Gareth Hanna

Glentoran have announced the signing of ex Leeds United striker Robbie McDaid with a top class video.

The 20 year-old signed for the Elland Road club in 2014 after coming through the ranks at Glenavon. He also spent time on loan at Lincoln City and played for York City in the National League last season.

Now he's joined the Glens and the club used some inspiration from the Football Manager game to announce his signing, including scrapping Cristiano Ronaldo and Rory Donnelly, whom the club had been said to be interested in, off their wanted list.

Watch it right here:

Robbie's father John played as a forward for Glentoran in the 1980s and current boss Gary Haveron is delighted to renew the family's association with the club and get his latest signing sealed.

"I'm delighted to get the deal done for Robbie," Haveron told the club's official website. "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 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.

"Robbie now provides me with much needed options up front with young Jonathan Smith currently sidelined with an ankle injury he picked up in pre-season and also allows me to change formation if need be.

"With the energy Curtis, John McGuigan and now Robbie McDaid provide (as well as having Bobo Smith and young striker Paul O'Neill) I now have a strike force that can come both short and get behind teams,  something I didn't feel we could do last season.

"I feel we are a young, energetic and hungry side now - three things I felt we lacked last season and I'm excited about the future and how far some of these lads can go.  I hope we can continue to build on what was a positive start on Saturday away to Ballinamallard."

Haveron also thanked the Glentoran Community Trust for their financial support in making the deal possible.

McDaid scored two league goals for Glenavon, both in a 4-2 win over Portadown.

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