Teenage striker signs for Raith Rovers

Raith Rovers have added a talented teenager to the first team squad.
New Raith Rovers signing, 16-year-old Luke Mahady  with manager John McGlynn and Paul Smith (assistant).New Raith Rovers signing, 16-year-old Luke Mahady  with manager John McGlynn and Paul Smith (assistant).
New Raith Rovers signing, 16-year-old Luke Mahady with manager John McGlynn and Paul Smith (assistant).

16-year-old striker Luke Mahady has signed a Modern Apprentice contract for the next two years, after impressing in training this week.

A native of Burntisland, the youngster started his football journey with Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts FC and has been training in the Celtic academy system since 2014.

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Manager John McGlynn told www.raithrovers.net: “Paul Smith and I are over the moon to attract another promising local player to the club,

The youngster joins the club on a two-year Modern Apprentice contract.The youngster joins the club on a two-year Modern Apprentice contract.
The youngster joins the club on a two-year Modern Apprentice contract.

“Luke is a 6’1”″ striker who has been part of the Celtic youth academy for the last six years, receiving excellent coaching during that time.

“It’s up to us now to help Luke develop even further and in time became a first team player for the club.

“Luke trained with us on Monday and both Luke and ourselves liked what we saw – we quickly made him an offer which he accepted, beating off a lot of interest from other clubs.

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“As we have shown in the past, we will give youth it’s chance and with hard work and determination – allied to ability – we think Luke will has a bright future.”

Luke’s parents Gillian and Lee added: “The whole family are delighted that Luke has the been given this opportunity with the Rovers, a club with a great reputation for developing young players.

“He is very much looking forward to working with the coaching staff and getting to know the players.

“It’s a great bonus to sign for your local team.”