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Rochdale fans react as Conor Shaughnessy joins from Leeds; Luke Ayling also tweets

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Rochdale fans react as Conor Shaughnessy joins from Leeds; Luke Ayling also tweets

Luke Ayling joined a number of Rochdale fans in taking to Twitter to comment on the news that Conor Shaughnessy has joined the League One side from Leeds United.

In truth, it was no surprise to see Shaughnessy depart Elland Road in the window. He had become a forgotten man with the Whites.

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His most recent appearance for Leeds came more than two years ago in one of Marcelo Bielsa’s first games in charge. The 24-year-old has spent much of his time on Leeds’ books out on loan.

But he has now completed a permanent move away. Rochdale confirmed on their official website that he has signed an 18-month deal at Spotland.

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Shaughnessy showed glimpses of potential during Thomas Christiansen’s tenure at Leeds. And he has impressed on a couple of loans. So there is every reason to believe that he could be a successful signing for Dale.

‘Great signing’

It does appear plenty that supporters are excited about the move. Several Rochdale fans responded on social media by expressing their delight while many Leeds supporters wished him well.

There was also a message from Luke Ayling. The pair actually signed for Leeds just a month apart in 2016 and went on to play alongside each other on a few occasions.

Here is the message Ayling sent, as well as some of the reaction from Rochdale fans on social media…

 
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