Motherwell academy product Matthew McDonald is closing in on a move to cinch League One club Airdrieonians, NTOF understands.

The 19-year-old right-back was released by the Premiership side at the end of last season. McDonald is set to sign with Lanarkshire rivals Airdrie ahead of the Premier Sports Cup group stages in July.

Motherwell's Academy Graduate Matthew McDonald during a Scottish Premiership match between Livingston and Motherwell at the Tony Macaroni Arena, on...

McDonald is set to sign for Airdrieonians this summer. (Photo by Bill Murray/SNS Group via Getty Images)

There will be a chance for McDonald to face his former club if his deal is completed, Airdrie kicking off their competitive campaign against Annan Athletic before matches against Queen’s Park, Motherwell and Queen of the South. Pre-season has already started for most clubs across Scotland.

McDonald featured in one Motherwell squad last season, named as a substitute in a 2-0 away win over Livingston. He could be another summer addition for Airdrie manager Ian Murray after the signings of Rico Quitongo, Sam Wardrop, Jordan Allan, Adam Frizzell, Jay Cantley, Rhys McCabe and Dylan Easton.

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