Twin brothers make the switch from Doncaster Rovers...
We are delighted to confirm the double signing of twin brothers Jack and Paul McKay from Doncaster Rovers for undisclosed fees.
The Glasgow-born pair, who are 19, have penned two-and-a-half-year deals at Elland Road and are initially expected to gain game time with the Under-21s while training with the first-team squad.
Jack is a striker who collected Doncaster’s Academy Player of the Year award in 2013, while twin brother Paul is a promising central defender who signed professional terms in 2014.
Both players had tastes of first-team football during their time at Doncaster, with Jack making his senior debut away to Sheffield United in November 2014 and Paul making his bow against Burton Albion in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy last season.
Jack told leedsunited.com: “It’s a massive club. As soon as I found out that Leeds wanted to bring us me here, I said ‘yes’ straight away.
“We were both told this morning that Leeds had come in for us and we were buzzing to hear it.
“I know there’s competition here with the young strikers, but that doesn’t really matter to me. I know that if I’m not the best then I won’t play. I have to be at my best.
“I’ve played with my brother for a long time and we know each other’s game well.
“It works especially well with him being at the back and me being up front. I can make runs and I don’t even have to call for the ball from him. He knows how I play and I know how to make runs for him. He knows where I’ll be.
“I’m a striker who works hard and does a lot of running. I love going in behind the defence to score goals. This is a great opportunity for me and one which I hope to take.”
Paul added: “It’s a massive club and I’m delighted to have signed up.
“You look at the young players here recently – Sam Byram, Lewis Cook, Alex Mowatt – they’ve all broken into the first team and have become regular players.
“There’s definitely a pathway here for a young players like myself and my brother to kick on.
“To start with I think we will get games in the Under-21s and train with the first team when we can and then take it from there.
“It’s good having someone else in the family doing the same thing as you. It can help ease you into a new club."