Tuesday 21 November 2017

Conneely refuses to have dreams blunted by Blades

IRELAND U21 cap Seamus Conneely has ruled out a return to the League of Ireland as he tries to find a new club in England.

Conneely joined Sheffield United from Galway United last year, but has failed to make the first team at Bramall Lane. As his contract expires in the summer, Conneely, now 23, admits that his future lies elsewhere.

He had been linked with a move back to the league -- Conneely made his LOI debut with Galway United in 2008 and spent three seasons with the club -- but he's eager to stay in England and find a new club.

"I enjoyed my time in the League of Ireland and I would like to play there again, but at the moment I want to stay in England if I can," says the defender, capped four times at U21 level while at Galway. My contract at Sheffield United is up in the summer and while I haven't completely given up hope of getting into the team here, it's not looking very likely.

"I'd hope to go out on loan in the next while ... if I can play some games and show club managers what I can do, because I still believe I can make it over here," he added.

"It hasn't been easy here, the club have gone through three managers since I joined. But the team are doing well now without me in the side -- they're second in the League One table."

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