‘Excellent’ - Leeds United player hailed as deal agreed

The promising Scot has returned to his previous club until the end of the season.
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Leeds United youngster Stuart McKinstry has completed a season-long loan move to Scottish Premiership outfit Motherwell.

The winger joined the Whites from Fir Park in 2019 having failed to make any senior appearances for his boyhood club.

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Since then, he has impressed at Thorp Arch, clocking up 40 outings in the Premier League 2.

Now approaching a key stage in his development, the Scot has made a return to north of the border in the hope of gaining valuable first team minutes. So far, McKinstry’s only senior football has been comprised of a quarter of an hour at Fulham in the Carabao Cup last season and a fleeting three-minute Premier League debut at Tottenham Hotspur in November.

Addressing the arrival of McKinstry, Motherwell boss Steven Hammell spoke of his excitement at working with the emerging talent this term.

He said: “I’ve worked with Stuart before and know exactly what he is capable of.

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“He has progressed in his time down south and having the experience of being in and around the first-team has been beneficial for him.

“He is an excellent addition to the squad and I look forward to seeing what he produces this season.”

A statement on the deal from Leeds United reads: “Leeds United winger Stuart McKinstry has today rejoined Scottish Premiership outfit Motherwell on loan until the end of the season.

“The 19-year-old signed for the Whites from Motherwell back in 2019 and has been a regular for the Under-23s during his time at Elland Road, whilst he has also made two senior appearances.

“Everyone at Leeds United would like to wish Stuart well during his time at Fir Park.”