Leeds United fans respond to Paudie O’Connor's message

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

Paudie O’Connor has signed a new contract with Leeds United.

A general view of Elland Road during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Fulham at Elland Road on December 13, 2014 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United fans have responded to Paudie O’Connor’s message on social networking site Twitter.

O’Connor has expressed his delight at signing a new contract with Leeds and committing his future at the Championship club.

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As announced on the Whites’ official website, the 20-year-old central defender has put pen to paper on a deal that will run until the summer of 2020.

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

The youngster joined Leeds from Limerick in 2017, and after impressive for the Under-23 side, the centre-back made his debut for the senior team against Sunderland in April 2018 before playing against Preston North End, Aston Villa and Barnsley.

Leeds fans have responded to O’Connor’s message on Twitter, and seem pleased that the club have tied him down to a long-term contract.

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,...

Given the competition for places in the first team and his tender age, it is hard to see O’Connor play week in and week out for Leeds next season.

Perhaps it would be best if the 20-year-old centre-back goes out on to another Championship club or to a team in League One.

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