Airdrieonians manager Ian Murray says Luke Lyons has a ‘big future’ after the Leeds United academy graduate joined his cinch League One side.

The defender left Leeds United last year and has since spent time with Bradford PA. Lyons was recommended to Airdrie by someone in England, and having endured a tough 12 months, Murray reckons Airdrie is the place for Lyons to show his potential.

Lyons left Leeds United last summer. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

He said: “We had Luke in for 7-10 days after getting a recommendation from someone we know down south, and he was everything that they said. We’re delighted to sign him and give him a platform to go and play again after some bad luck, but he’s had a great background down at Leeds United. I think he’s got a real chance of having a big future.”

Meanwhile, Murray has also signed striker Salim Kouider-Aïssa following his release from cinch Premiership side Livingston. Airdrie begin their Premier Sports Cup campaign against Annan Athletic on Saturday.

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