By Harvey Byrne

Ex-Reading midfielder Conor Shaughnessy is on trial at Leeds, according to a report.

Football League website The 72 report that the 20-year-old midfielder is with the Yorkshire giants after being photographed playing for their development side against non-league outfit Tadcaster Albion on Tuesday evening.

Shaughnessy scored a wonder goal from 25 yards to put Leeds 1-0 up in a match they eventually won 2-0.

The youngster is a free agent following his release from the Royals in the summer.

The Irish midfielder has attracted other clubs this summer and he also been on trial with League One outfit Sheffield United, playing in their 5-0 victory over Stocksbridge Park Steels.

Primarily operating as a central midfielder Shaughnessy, can also cover at defensive midfield.

Four triallists featured for Leeds in the win over Tadcaster including Shaughnessy, but it has been reported that the players are being looked at for the development squad, rather than the first team.

The young midfielder started at Reading with the Under-18s side and progressed to the Under-21s squad, but his contract with Leeds’ Championship rivals expired last month.

He played 34 times for Reading in the Under-21 Premier League last season and scored one goal.

In other Leeds transfer news, Goalkeeper Michael McGovern has joined Norwich on a free transfer.