Former Harps striker McDaid signs for York

David McDaid

David McDaid

Former Finn Harps striker David McDaid is hopeful of making his debut for York City this weekend - subject to gaining international clearance having signed an 18-month deal with the League Two for an undisclosed fee.

The Bootham Crescent outfit agreed a compensation package with Derry City for the services of the 22-year-old, who scored whilst on loan for Paul Hegarty’s Harps on the opening day of the 2009 season at Kildare County.

He scored twice in 12 appearances for the Finn Park club having also been loaned to Sligo Rovers.

Derry native McDaid made 105 appearances for his hometown club scoring 28 goals after making his debut in October 2009 and has won international honours, having been capped twice by the Republic of Ireland U-19s before being called up last August to the Northern Ireland U-21 squad for their game against Hungary.

McDaid is the second recent departure from Derry after Stephen McLaughlin from the Isle of Doagh in Inishowen, also formerly of Harps, signed for Nottingham Forest earlier this month.

York City are currently in 16th place in League Two.


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