John Mousinho has revealed defender Conor Shaughnessy as Portsmouth's second signing of the summer transfer window.
The 26-year-old joins the Blues on a 2-year-deal with the option of a further 12 months, having left Burton Albion following the expiration of his contract with the club earlier in the summer.
Shaughnessy spent 2 years at the Pirelli Stadium, recording 70 appearances across all competitions. He was offered a new contract by The Brewers but decided not to accept it, instead making Portsmouth his 6th club since turning pro in 2017.
The former Republic of Ireland youth international came up through the ranks at Reading before moving to Leeds United, who handed Shaughnessy his first professional debut at the age of 21 in a 3-2 win away at Bolton Wanderers. Shaughnessy replaced Matthew Pennington, who has also been linked with a move to Fratton Park, in the 66th minute on that day.
Pompey head coach John Mousinho told club officials: "Conor is a very versatile player and has appeared in a number of positions for Burton over the past couple of years.
"He's just as comfortable operating in the middle of the park than he is at the back, but we've brought him in because of his quality.
"Athletic and very comfortable on the ball, his challenge is to nail down a place in the side next season."
Mousinho concluded: "Conor is someone who I'm very excited to see playing in a Pompey shirt - and I'm sure the fans are too."
Conor Shaughnessy becomes Portsmouth's second summer signing, following the arrival of goalkeeper Will Norris on the morning of the 14th of June.
New #Pompey signing Conor Shaughnessy turned down a new deal at Burton to join the club. Had a severe ankle problem last season, but returned to play important role in closing months. Natural centre half, but offers versatility as equally comfortable as defensive midfielder.— Chris Wise (@chriswisey) June 14, 2023
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