Leeds defender Conor Shaughnessy signs new four-year deal

Leeds United's Conor Shaughnessy (right) and Millwall's Fred Onyedinma battle for possession during the Sky Bet Championship match at The Den, London.
Image: Conor Shaughnessy has signed a new four-year deal at Leeds United

Leeds defender Conor Shaughnessy has committed his long-term future to the club after signing a new four-year contract.

Shaughnessy joined the academy in September last year. After impressing at U23 level he made the step up to training with the first team this summer, and his new deal keeps him at Elland Road until 2021.

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The 21-year-old made his debut on the opening day of the season in the 3-2 win at Bolton, and he has gone on to feature five times already during the 2017/18 campaign.

The versatile defender's most recent appearance was at centre-back for the the penalty shootout win at Burnley in the Carabao Cup third round on Tuesday.

The reward for Leeds is a fourth-round trip to Leicester, who beat Liverpool 2-0 in Tuesday's cup tie.

Next up for the Championship leaders is the visit of fifth-placed Ipswich Town on Saturday.

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Shaughnessy becomes the latest member of Thomas Christiansen's regular first-team squad to sign a new deal this year following Ronaldo Vieira, Gaetano Berardi, Liam Cooper, Eunan O'Kane, Stuart Dallas and Kalvin Phillips.

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