Luke Lyons is aiming to put his injury-hit Leeds United spell behind him after signing for cinch League One club Airdrieonians.
The 20-year-old signed for ‘the Diamonds’ after recommendations from England. Airdrie manager Ian Murray has signed Lyons after a successful trial, the centre-back thanking Leeds United for their help through his almost three years of injury issues.
Lyons explained (Lanarkshire Live): “It’s the hardest thing in football. You are watching everyone else train everyday, playing games and you are just sitting in the physio room. I had a stress fracture in my shin but because I was young – I was only 17 – they couldn’t find a way to fix it without just waiting.
“Then when they finally thought that they’d fixed it, the injury came back again so I needed surgery. It took me around 18 months to recover from that and then I ended up tearing all three ligaments in my ankle so I needed surgery again.
“It’s happened at the time in your career where you really learn stuff. You really start playing games and you start learning about professional football – it was a really tough time. I was at Leeds from ten and I can’t fault them at all during my injury troubles. They stuck by me and helped me get back fit – it’s a great football club.”
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