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 is in Airdrie after his Leeds United spell.

Lyons is in Airdrie after his Leeds United spell.

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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