By Full Contact News and Views
Full Contact client Shaq McDonald has today signed for League Two club York City.
Shaquille, 18, left Peterborough United earlier this season after a prolific scoring record as a youth team striker, and following his five appearances as an unused substitute in the Championship at the tail end of last season. He had last year scored 25 goals in 10 appearances for Peterborough’s U18 and reserve sides, and this season had brief loan spells at Chester City and Histon.
Shaq appointed Full Contact as his representatives a fortnight ago, although he has long since been known to us, and today he has signed a contract for the remainder of the current season at former Norwich City and Northern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington’s side.
Head of Full Contact’s Football Agency team Lee Payne explained “Shaq is a player that I and the Full Contact team have known for a long while, since his non-league exploits caught the eye of Peterborough United and when during last season he was attracting a lot of headlines due to his prolific goalscoring record. More recently, when it became clear that things had not worked out as all would have expected at Peterborough, we were pleased when Shaq asked us to be his representatives and to help get his career moving in the right direction again. A number of clubs have shown real interest in acquiring Shaq’s services, but at York City we felt he will have the opportunity to develop under an experienced manager and to compete in a first team environment. Academy football is not necessarily for all youngsters, and Shaq is one of those raw, fresh players that we think will thrive best alongside adults playing in a tough, competitive league. He has a lot to learn on and off the field, as every young player does, but he is one of the best natural goalscorers I have seen at his age and we look forward to working with him over the short and longer term future.”
Shaq will not be eligible to play for York City until the January transfer window opens, but we wish him and the club all the best for the remainder of the season.
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