Conor Shaughnessy has secured a permanent move away from Elland Road, joining League One side Rochdale on an 18-month deal following a mutual termination of his contract at Leeds United.
We're delighted to announce the signing of Conor Shaughnessy on an 18-month contract ✍️— Rochdale AFC (@officiallydale) February 1, 2021
Welcome to the Club, Conor! #RAFC
Shaughnessy joined Leeds from Reading in September 2016 following a successful trial spell and played a decent amount of first team football early in the 2017/18 season following a few injuries.
Now 24, the former Republic of Ireland u21 international has not played for Leeds since a 2-0 league cup defeat at home to Preston North End in August 2018. and loan spells with Heart of Midlothian, Burton Albion, and Mansfield Town failed to lead to a more permanent move.
Shaughnessy showed promise early on at Leeds, more as a centre-back than than a midfielder in my opinion, and he needs this move to work out in order to try and kickstart his career.