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Shaughnessy: The Ideal Place For Me

Defender's delight at Blues switch

14 June 2023

Conor Shaughnessy signs for Pompey
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Shaughnessy: The Ideal Place For Me

Defender's delight at Blues switch

14 June 2023

He has already got plenty of League One football under his belt over the past few years.

And Conor Shaughnessy believes that making the move to Pompey is the logical next step in his career.

The Irish defender became the club’s second summer arrival after leaving Burton at the end of last season.

Now he is excited at the opportunity to show the Fratton faithful what he is capable of once the new campaign gets going.

The 26-year-old said: “I’m really happy and excited to be here and I’m looking forward to playing in front of the fans.

“I learnt of Pompey’s interest a couple of weeks after the season ended and had a good chat with the manager.

“It just confirmed that this is the ideal place for me to make the next step and this is obviously a massive football club.

"I’m really happy and excited to be here and I’m looking forward to playing in front of the fans."

Conor Shaughnessy

“I’ve played here a few times before – and don’t think I’ve ever come away with a win. So I’m looking forward to being on the home side.

“This is a football club with passionate fans, which makes me even more excited to get out in front of them.

“Everyone I’ve spoken to has been massively positive about the place. I’ve been shown around and it looks beautiful with the sun shining.

“It’s a great opportunity for me to be a part of this project and one that I couldn’t really turn down. I can’t wait to get going.”

Despite also being used in the centre of midfield by Burton, Shaughnessy is happiest performing at the back.

He said: “I like to get stuck in and play out from the back when it’s on, giving an option for everyone on the pitch to take the ball.

“I love defending and everything that comes with it. I can guarantee that I’ll always give 100 per cent – the fans can expect that from me.”


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