HUDDERSFIELD Town have signed Donal McDermott from Manchester City.

The 21-year-old Irishman, who gave Town a torrid time in last season's play-off semi-final when he was on loan at Bournmeouth, has signed a two-year deal after joining on a free

McDermott was born in Ireland, but joined the Manchester City Academy as a 15 year old - where he was a part of their 2008 FA Youth Cup winning side.

During his time with City he also spent time on loan with MK Dons, Chesterfield and Scunthorpe as well as the Cherrie last season.

He has also been capped by his country at under-19 level.

Huddersfield Town manager Lee Clark said McDermott had been on Town's radar for a while.

He added: "He was one of the targets we were looking at when we signed Danny Ward on loan. At that time he was just recovering from an injury and was undergoing rehab at Man City, and given how quickly we wanted a replacement we went for Danny, who was very successful here.

"Every time he has come up against us, whether it was for Chesterfield in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy or for Bournemouth in the two-legged semi-final he has just enhanced his reputation with very good performances.

"We're delighted to have him - he adds competition to the wide areas and can also play just behind the strikers too, so he has good versatility. He's left footed, but as people have probably seen he is comfortable coming off the line and linking up with the strikers too.

"He's a match-winner - the type of player who will excite the fans."