— Heart of Midlothian (@JamTarts) May 25, 2019
These five months have been massive for me. It’s brilliant to get a run of games because I wanted as much game time as possible. Every time I’m on the pitch, it helps my development as a player. I’m learning different little things in every match. The cup final is another step in my development.
Hopefully I can finish off my loan here with a winner’s medal and a trophy. To win any silverware in your career would be great, so for me to go back to Le after a five-month loan with a Scottish Cup winner’s medal would be an amazing achievement. It would stand me in good stead going into next season.
Another man that is sure to take notice of Shaughnessy’s achievements is Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy.
Like Paudie O’Connor, who joined Bradford City on loan in January, Shaughnessy will return to Elland Road this summer. Whether or not Marco Bielsa will have room for the pair in his plans – as he pushes for a spot in the Premier League – remains to be seen.
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