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14th January 2020 15:23

Mansfield Town blow as Leeds United recall Conor Shaughnessy from loan spell
chad.co.uk, by JOHN LOMAS, Tuesday 07 January 2020

Leeds United have recalled Conor Shaughnessy from his loan spell at Mansfield Town and he is now expected to spend the second half of the campaign at League One Burton Albion.

The 23-year-old Irishman arrived on a season-long loan and played both midfield and defensive roles.

He has recently been sidelined with injury, during which time Stags boss John Dempster was sacked.

New assistant boss Joe Dunne said: “Unfortunately, Conor has been recalled by Leeds which is disappointing.

“It's a shame for us not really having had a chance to work with him as a staff and management.


“He was injured when we came here, but we've lost him now so we move on.

“He was progressing well and, having watched a lot of footage of his games, there was a player in there that we felt was ideal for us to coach. But we now have to focus on what we have in the building.”


Leeds United man agrees January transfer away from Elland Road
Conor Shaughnessy has agreed terms on a loan to League One Burton Albion
leeds-live.co.uk, By Beren Cross, 5 JAN 2020

Leeds United’s Conor Shaughnessy will move up to League One for the second half of 2019/20 after agreeing a loan switch to Burton Albion.

The 23-year-old spent the first half of the season in League Two with Mansfield Town, making 19 appearances in all competitions.

However, while he remains out of the picture at Elland Road under Marcelo Bielsa, he wants to play at the highest level possible and moves to the third tier this month.

Shaughnessy has not featured for the Stags since December 14, but has been carrying an injury he hopes to shake off in the next 10 days before the loan is announced.


Nigel Clough’s mid-table Brewers are three points off the play-offs and wanted to take on Shaughnessy in the summer window, but injuries changed their plans.

Should Shaughnessy perform well at Pirelli Stadium there is a clause in place for the loan to be made permanent.

The Republic of Ireland man has 18 months remaining on his current contract with the Whites.



Tue 14 Jan 2010


BURTON Albion are delighted to confirm the signing of Conor Shaughnessy on loan from Leeds United until the end of the 2019/20 season, with a view to a permanent deal.

The 23-year-old Irishman is a versatile option who can play across the back four and in midfield, becoming our first signing of the January 2020 transfer window.

Shaughnessy, a former teammate of Stephen Quinn at Reading, Ryan Edwards at Hearts and Oliver Sarkic at Leeds, spent the first half of the season on loan at Sky Bet League Two side Mansfield Town, making 19 appearances in all competitions.

“It’s something that has been in the pipeline for a while,” said Shaughnessy of his move to the Pirelli Stadium. “I’m delighted to be here.

“I had a good chat with the manager (Nigel Clough) and I’m really looking forward to getting started with him.

“I really liked what the manager had to say and it seems like a really good set-up here, with a good group of players.

“I’ve been playing a lot in central midfield, in the holding role. I can play centre-half as well. I like to get on the ball and play good football, pass the ball and I can head and tackle as well!

“I’ll give everything for the cause.”

Manager Nigel Clough was delighted to get the signing of Shaughnessy, who Clough was interested in signing in the summer, over the line.

“He’ll bring versatility - he can play a number of positions,” said Clough. "But we've not just brought him in purely for cover, he'll be starting games.

“He can play across the back four or in the holding midfield role, so he covers a number of positions. He’s got good experience, playing in the Scottish Premiership for Hearts and had half a season at Mansfield.

“We nearly took him in the summer but he went to Mansfield and played quite a few games, including one quite well against us here (in the Leasing.com Trophy) and we’ve managed to secure him for the rest of the season.

“He’s got a slight hamstring problem at the moment, but he should be fit for Accrington in 10 days’ time.”


Stags sign Leeds' defender
2 September 2019
Mansfield Town are delighted to announce the signing of towering centre-half Conor Shaughnessy on a season-long loan from Leeds United.



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