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Neil Redfearn says Conor Shaughnessy has a very bright future

Leeds United care-taker Manger Neil Redfearn looks on at the start of the Sky Bet Championship match between AFC Bournemouth and Leeds United at Goldsands Stadium on September 16, 2014 in...

Leeds United defender Conor Shaughnessy played against Newport County at Elland Road in the EFL Cup earlier this week.

Leeds United care-taker Manger Neil Redfearn looks on at the start of the Sky Bet Championship match between AFC Bournemouth and Leeds United at Goldsands Stadium on September 16, 2014 in...

Neil Redfearn has told Radio Yorkshire that Leeds United youngster Conor Shaughnessy has a very bright future.

The former Leeds head coach was impressed with the performance of Shaughnessy for Leeds against Newport County at home earlier this week.

The Whites got the better of Newport 5-1 at Elland Road in the second round of the EFL Cup.

Shaughnessy started the game and played for the entire 90 minutes, and Redfearn was impressed with the 21-year-old’s performance.

The former Republic of Ireland Under-18 international played as a central defender despite being a midfielder by trade.

Leeds United care-taker Manger Neil Redfearn looks on at the start of the Sky Bet Championship match between AFC Bournemouth and Leeds United at Goldsands Stadium on September 16, 2014 in...

Redfearn has praised the youngster, who joined Leeds in the summer of 2016 after leaving Reading, and has said that he has a very bright future.

“I think he is built for the job,” Redfearn told Radio Yorkshire about Shaughnessy. “He has got good feet. He is obviously a midfield player by trade, but more than comfortable at centre-half.

“The one thing that impresses me for such a young lad is his positional play and his decision-making. He reads the game so well, and he has got a very bright future.”

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to kick off in the Sky Bet Championship League match between Leeds United and Bolton Wanderers, at Elland Road Stadium on March 5, 2016 in Leeds,...

Leeds will return to action on Saturday evening when they take on Nottingham Forest away from home at the City Ground in the Championship.

The West Yorkshire outfit will be aiming to pick up all three points from the encounter, but it is not going to be easy.

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