Airdrieonians have completed two signings ahead of the Premier Sports Cup opener this weekend, Leeds United academy product Luke Lyons and former Motherwell player Matthew McDonald confirming transfers.

Lyons left Leeds United last summer after coming through the academy system and has only spent a brief spell at Bradford PA since. He now moves to cinch League One side Airdrie ahead of the club’s first League Cup group stage match against Annan Athletic.

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Lyons left Leeds United last year. (Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

The defender said: “I’m delighted to sign for Airdrie, I’ve enjoyed my time here so far and I’m ready for the season ahead. As soon as I spoke to the manager I knew it was a good fit for me, and I’m looking forward to it.”

McDonald meanwhile joins after his release from Motherwell. NTOF broke the news last month that the Motherwell academy product would join Ian Murray’s side and the transfer has now been confirmed.

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