Leeds United defender set for League Two loan switch

Leeds United defender Conor Shaughnessy is set for a season-long loan to League Two Mansfield Town and has already put pen to paper on the deal according to a local journalist.

Beren Cross is a digital sports writer with Leeds United Live, and he’s tweeted the news this morning although there’s been no official confirmation so far from either club.

The central defender spent the second half of last season on loan in Scotland with Hearts, making ten appearances for the Jambos and helping them to the Scottish Cup Final.


Cross claims the twenty-three-year-old has turned down interest had from Cyprus, Denmark and Greece to continue his development at Field Mill.

Shaughnessy has made fifteen outings for Leeds including ten in the Championship, but he’s struggled to make his mark under Marcelo Bielsa.

The deal is subject to a January break clause open to all parties according to Cross.

Our View

Looks like a decent signing for the Stags if true but Cross is not a source we can say with any level of confidence is a reliable one.

Bolton and Burton from League One have also been sniffing around the Irishmen, so if he ends up at Field Mill, it could be quite a coup for Mansfield.


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