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Conor Shaughnessy set to join Hearts on loan

Conor Shaughnessy set to join Hearts on loan - Championship

Leeds United will be desperate to improve on their recent results after struggling to ensure consistency in the Championship. 

The Whites still find themselves sitting at the top of the Championship table, but the trailing pack are slowly closing the gap due to their recent woes. And, it appears as if the Yorkshire club are set to wave goodbye to one of their impressive youngsters, as according to reliable journalist Phil Hay, Connor Shaughnessy is set to join Hearts on loan.

Leeds United defender Conor Shaughnessy is set to join Scottish club Hearts on a half-season loan deal.

Shaughnessy will finalise a move to Edinburgh later today, allowing him to link up with Hearts in time to travel with their squad to a training camp in Spain tomorrow.

He made his only appearance under Marcelo Bielsa in August and has fallen behind Aapo Halme in the selection order at centre-back, so a loan move will help his development massively.

THE VERDICT:

The defender has a bright future ahead of him and could easily become a first-team regular at Leeds United if he manages to enjoy a successful loan spell at Hearts.

Bielsa will be watching his progression closely as the Whites have been short on central defenders this season, so there is the option to bring him back in the future.


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