Leeds defender Conor Shaughnessy sends message on Twitter after clinching loan exit

Leeds defender has joined Hearts on loan.

Leeds United defender Conor Shaughnessy has clinched a loan move away from the club.

Shaughnessy has joined Scottish side Hearts until the end of the season, a move which was completed on Monday.

The youngster has made 15 first team appearances for Leeds.

Shaughnessy sent a message out on Twitter expressing his 'delight' at the move. Delighted to have signed for Hearts til the end of the season! ❤️ — Conor Shaughnessy (@Conor_shaughs) January 7, 2019

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa has not shown a great interest in Shaughnessy this season, selecting him only once.

A move away is beneficial to the Republic of Ireland under-21 international for him to get regular game time.

Shaughnessy burst onto the scene for Leeds in the latter half of 2017 but 2018 was a difficult, injury hit year, and now he has a fresh start.