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Conor Shaughnessy joins Rochdale on a free transfer

The former Republic of Ireland u21 international started strongly at Leeds but faded away.

Burnley v Leeds United - Carabao Cup Third Round

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.

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.