Leeds United allowed Irish talent Conor Shaughnessy to leave the club on loan last week. The versatile 23-year-old headed out to Mansfield Town on a loan deal until the end of the season.
The move made perfect sense. Shaughnessy was not in the plans for Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa, who let him spend the second half of last season at Hearts in Scotland.
He will now be hoping to help the Stags toward another promotion battle.
His loan spell certainly got off to a dream start yesterday. He started in a central midfield role as Mansfield defeated Scunthorpe United 2-0, courtesy of goals from Matt Preston and Danny Rose.
It certainly seems his performance caught the eye of the club’s fans. Shaughnessy controlled the game from the heart of midfield and proved a solid defensive anchor for home side.
Plenty of Stags fans took to Twitter after the game to share their appreciation for the Leeds United loanee’s display.
Of course, Shaugnessy could still have a future at Elland Road. His contract in West Yorkshire does not expire until 2021. However, if Marcelo Bielsa remains at the club it would seem the Irishman will be looking for a new club again at the end of the season.
Keep up this form at his new loan club and it seems they will happily take him on board…
Shaughnessy for me👏🏻👏🏻
— Jason Witham (@JaywithMTFC) September 7, 2019
Gotta be Conor Shaughnessy
— Ben Foggers (@BenTheStag) September 7, 2019
Great performance mate. Very composed and absolute machine in the air 👍🏻💛💙
— Dan Bacon (@DanBacon777) September 7, 2019
— Daz Gilbert (@gilbertdaz1971) September 7, 2019
MOM, enjoy your time at the stags 👌💛💙
— Darren Walsh (@thewalshytwin) September 7, 2019
Cracking game mate welcome to the club more of the same please and you’ll be one of the first on the team sheet
— Simon Kowalenko (@sikowalenko) September 7, 2019
Thought you were superb young fella my MOTM by a distance hopefully many more to come
— Alan Radford (@aradder33) September 7, 2019
Great debut. Thought you should have had MOM. Great to see a bit of composure and spreading the play well. 💪🏻👊🏻
— Steve Giles (@g11esy) September 7, 2019
absolute class today lad, head n shoulders above the rest, total baller 💙🧡🤘
— DS51ACK (@yorkshirestag) September 7, 2019
— Will H (@Willhzz) September 7, 2019