REPUBLIC OF IRELAND U-19 goalkeeper Sean McDermott has joined Leeds United on a one-month loan deal from Arsenal.
Although born in Ristiansand in Norway, McDermott qualifies for Ireland as his father Terence is from Mountcharles. The 18-year-old joined Arsenal in 2009 and made two substitute appearances for their reserves this season, following an impressive debut last year against Newcastle United in which he saved a penalty from Shefki Kuqi.
Neil Warnock’s Leeds have loaned reserve goalkeeper Maik Taylor to Millwall until the end of the season.
Meanwhile, Seamus Coleman started for the Everton first team for the first time in 10 weeks in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur, following a thigh strain.
Lifford native Shay Given was in goal for Aston Villa’s 1-0 win over Fulham.