According to STV, Leeds United defender Conor Shaughnessy is still hoping to establish himself within the club’s first-team.
Since being introduced into the Whites first-team fold in 2016, Shaughnessy has struggled to establish himself within the club’s first-team. He has thus far only gone on to make nine Championship appearances for the club.
He has also just made one appearance for the club in all competitions this season. The 22-year-old was clearly not part of Marcelo Biesla’s plans (at least for this season) and has since been shipped out on loan to Scottish club Hearts for the rest of the season.
Many Leeds fans will now be wondering whether Shaughnessy does have a future with the club. The amount of appearances that he has made thus far will suggest that he does not and it will be hard to see Biesla suddenly changing his plans and deciding to integrate the player into his first-team plans going forward.
Shaughnessy will need to impress during his spell in Scotland if he is to have any chance of ever becoming a favourite at Elland Road.
He told STV:
“At this stage of my career the aim to play as many games as possible just to get the experience.
“I am obviously hoping we can push up the league and finish as high as we can.
“From then I will go back to Leeds with more experience in the summer and hopefully then I can get a bit of recognition from the Ireland set-up. That would be a dream of mine really.”