Derby County have completed the signing of promising attacking talent Kyle McAllister from Scottish side St Mirren.

The 18-year-old winger has joined Derby on a three-and-a-half-year deal after an undisclosed fee was agreed for his services.

He completed a successful medical earlier this week before putting pen-to-paper with the Rams today.

McAllister made his professional debut at the age of 17 in February 2016 and, in total, made 18 first-team appearances for the Buddies.

He scored his first career goal in their Scottish Cup win at home to Spartans back in November, a fine solo effort which won the Goal of the Round award, and has also represented Scotland at youth international level.

As a result, his performances caught the eye of clubs both north and south of the border – but Derby have moved quickly to land his services until the summer of 2020.

Manager Steve McClaren says McAllister is ‘one for the future’ and is pleased to see the Rams secure his signature.

He said: “Kyle is a young talent from Scotland that we have identified through our scouting team.

“He is one for the future, most definitely.

“He turned 18 last week, so now we have him on board we will look to develop him.”

Derby are now awaiting international clearance from the relevant footballing authorities, due to the fact that the player has been playing outside of English football.


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