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Footballer opts to finish plumbing courses

Former Aberdeen youth football player Rory McAllister has revealed that he has joined a part-time club so that he can finish his plumbing courses before carrying on his sporting career.

The 24-year-old striker opted to sign for Scottish Third Division side Peterhead over a host of full-time teams in order to continue his education.

Speaking to the Scotsman, he explained that he only has one year left to complete his professional qualifications and become a certified plumber, which he felt was a sensible option as it gives him something to fall back on when his footballing career is over.

"I had other offers but I decided football wasn't everything and I would complete my plumbing apprenticeship," he told the newspaper.

Port Vale, Sheffield United, St Mirren, Hibernian and Aberdeen were among the clubs reportedly showing an interest in the forward, but joining any of those sides would have meant leaving his plumbing training incomplete.

McAllister has been capped at under-20 and under-21 level for Scotland.

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