Motherwell academy product Stuart McKinstry has secured silverware for the first time since moving to Leeds United, winning Premier League 2 Division 2.

The teenager has been a regular for the Leeds United youth side and featured in their recent match against Aston Villa. A 2-1 win means they will play at the elite level of youth football next season in Premier League 2 as league champions.

Barrow v Leeds United: EFL Trophy

Leeds United success for the Motherwell academy product. (Photo by Mark Fletcher/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

McKinstry made the move to Leeds United from Motherwell in 2019 and has been a regular in the Elland Road youth sides. Still only 18, he has appeared in the EFL trophy this season alongside 20 other appearances at youth level.

Leeds United have also had him training with the first-team this term, first-team manager Marcelo Bielsa clearly a fan of the Motherwell academy product. Speaking earlier this season, McKinstry says it’s been an ‘honour’ to work with Bielsa.

He said: “Hearing stories from famous players and managers about Marcelo and now being able to say that I have experienced what they have is something I can never take for granted. It’s an honour to train under such a well-known manager.”

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