Reliable journalist: Leeds defender gets international call-up
By George Brooks
Leeds United defender Conor Shaughnessy has been called into the Republic of Ireland U-21 squad, according to journalist Lee Sobot.
The Republic of Ireland youngsters take on Norway in a European Championship qualifier on November 14 and Shaughnessy is expected to play some part.
Sobot of the Yorkshire Evening Post broke the news on his Twitter account on Monday afternoon.
Conor Shaughnessy set for action next Tuesday for Republic of Ireland Under-21s after being named in squad for Under-21 Euros qualifier in Norway. #lufc
— Lee Sobot (@LeeSobotYEP) November 8, 2017
Shaughnessy is one of the latest young players to break into the first team at Elland Road and the 21-year-old enjoyed a fine start to the season.
He has made four Championship appearances for the Whites so far this campaign and has also featured four times in the EFL Cup.
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However, his latest international call-up does come as somewhat of a surprise.
He has not featured for Leeds in the Championship since the 3-2 defeat to Ipswich Town on September 23.
His only appearance for the Whites since the last international break was the 3-2 EFL Cup defeat at Leicester on October 24.
Shaughnessy signed a new four-year contract with the Championship side over the summer.
He has been named on the substitutes bench for Leeds’ last three league matches, but has not made an appearance.
Leeds lost their last three Championship matches before the international break and will be hoping to get their season back on track when they face high-flying Middlesbrough on November 19.
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