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Motherwell’s Stuart McKinstry linked with Leeds move

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The sixteen year-old has emerged as another target for development, this time from the SPL.

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Leeds United have been linked with a move for 16 year-old Motherwell striker Stuart McKinistry.

The young Scot has only just emerged into the Motherwell senior scope having made the bench in Well’s match-up with Kilmarnock. Motherwell see a great future for the sixteen year old with his father, John, having played for Motherwell in the 80s. The player profile on Well’s website says: ‘ The tricky winger combines pace with a direct approach and a threat in front of goal,’

Meanwhile, former Leeds star striker Ross McCormack is rumoured to be heading back to Motherwell having been spotted watching the Steelmen from the stands recently.

Leeds have already found players at this age and then developed them perhaps quicker and more effectively so that they can be called upon by the first team if needed. Names include Tom Pearce (Everton), Ryan Edmondson (York City) and Leif Davis (Morecambe) amongst others who have already shown great potential or are on the verge of the first team. According to the Scottish press, McKinstry will cost the Whites £400,000 with his arrival in Leeds expected this week. Hopefully, should he sign on at Elland Road, he will become another fantastic product of Leeds United to emerge in the first team.