Teenager Liam McCarron has spoken of his ambition to make the grade at Leeds after his transfer from Carlisle United.

The 18-year-old winger says he is thrilled to join a club of Leeds' stature at this fledgling stage in his career.

McCarron, from Appleby, joined the Elland Road club last week for a six-figure fee understood to be in the region of £250,000-300,000.

The Championship club had long been interested in the former United academy player.

After signing a three-year deal, McCarron - who will start life in Leeds' under-23 side - said he was excited by the challenge.

Speaking to Leeds' website, he said: "I’m delighted to sign for such a big club at this stage in my career, it’s an important move for me and I’m looking to push on now."

McCarron made 20 appearances for the Cumbrians last season as he broke into the side aged 17 and was rewarded with a professional contract.

Leeds and other clubs had monitored the pacy winger before then and he added: "I first heard of the interest a few months ago, but I just kept my head down, kept doing what I was doing at Carlisle and I didn’t let it distract me.

“As a young player, it was a really good experience for me to get a lot of game time under my belt last season."

Explaining his attributes to Leeds supporters, McCarron added: “I’m quick and direct, I like to get at people one versus one, put balls into the box and to score goals.

“It’s my ambition now to try and break into the first team here and try to make some appearances.”

When announcing his sale, Carlisle said they had secured a good financial package including a sell-on clause.

They pledged that the fee they had received for McCarron would be reinvested in the squad.