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DONE DEAL: Rochdale sign Conor Shaughnessy after Leeds release

Rochdale have signed Conor Shaughnessy on an 18-month deal, after Leeds United released the midfielder from his contract at Elland Road.

The 24-year-old joined Leeds on a development deal in 2016 after leaving Reading and he signed a professional deal a year later.

However, the Republic of Ireland under-21 international played just 15 first-team games, the most recent in 2018.

"There were a few clubs interested," Shaughnnessy told the Rochdale website.

"But I had a really good conversation with the manager here about the way he plays.

"I've watched a few games, seen the style of play, and it's really attractive football to me. It suits me as a player and how I like to play, so it was quite an easy decision."

Shaughnessy had loan spells at Burton Albion, Hearts and Mansfield Town during his time with Leeds.

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