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Leeds Reward Young Galway Defender After Meteoric Rise This Season

Leeds Reward Young Galway Defender After Meteoric Rise This Season

Just six games into his Leeds United career and Conor Shaughnessy has been rewarded with a new long-term contract by the club.

Leeds announced this morning that the 21-year-old from Galway has signed a four-year deal, keeping him tied to Elland Road until 2021.

This season has seen a meteoric rise for Shaughnessy, who joined Leeds last year after being released by Reading.

He made his senior debut last month being brought on as a sub by new manager Thomas Christiansen during the win against Bolton.

A versatile defender who can also play in midfield, Shaughnessy has made two league starts for the team who currently top the Championship table.

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Leeds academy manager Adam Underwood, who oversaw Shaughnessy's early time at the club, said he was delighted with the player's progress.

He is a hardworking, talented and versatile footballer who has an excellent attitude and work ethic. He impressed everyone at the academy from his first trial period at the club around a year ago and in the space of 12 months he has established himself with our U23s and moved up to represent the first team.

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