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.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) September 21, 2017
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.