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Huge Boost As Marcelo Biesla Starts Irish Youngster For Preston Clash

Huge Boost As Marcelo Biesla Starts Irish Youngster For Preston Clash

New Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa has opted to start Conor Shaughnessy for tonight's League Cup clash with Preston North End at Ellan Road.

The highly rated Shaughnessy is in his third season at the club. The Galway native turned 22 last month and has played as both a central midfielder and centre-back for the club. He enjoyed a promising debut year but suffered a serious ankle injury which scuppered last season's progress. He has represented Ireland at all levels from U15 to U21 and now looks set for a breakout year in the Championship.

Earlier this season Biesla publicly praised the Irishman and promised him game time.

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He is set to play at centre-back for tonight's game in what is a strong looking Leeds United side.

As for their opponents, Preston North End have selected Irish duo Alan Browne and Graham Burke on the bench.

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