Attacking midfielder moves out until mid-October
- Connor Shanks joins Nuneaton Borough on loan
- Huddersfield Town B Team midfielder to gain senior experience
- Shanks impressed at Liberty Way last week
B Team midfielder Connor Shanks is set to gain further experience of senior football through a loan spell with Nuneaton Borough.
The 19-year-old impressed the management at Nuneaton last week when he grabbed a goal and an assist as a substitute in our 2-1 Premier League Cup win over Birmingham City, which was played at their Liberty Way ground.
Not a shabby first #htafc goal, @connorshanks10 😏#YoungTerriers pic.twitter.com/1rCOojh8Kv— HTAFC Academy (@htafcacademy) September 15, 2021
He now joins the Boro, who play in the Pitching In Southern League Premier Division Central – that’s the seventh tier of the English football pyramid – until 17 October inclusive.
Managed by Jimmy Ginnelly, Nuneaton’s next game comes tonight (Tuesday 21 September 2021) at Racing Club Warwick.
As the move is a Youth Loan, Connor can still appear for Town’s B Team in matches if needed.
An attack-minded central midfield player, Connor joined Town as a free agent in August 2021. His previous experience in men’s football came in the Papa John’s Trophy, in which he made three appearances for Bradford City last season.
Connor joins a number of his Academy teammates in gaining more senior experience through a non-league loan spell, including Jacob Chapman (Gateshead), Michael Roxburgh (Billingham Town), Josh Okpolokpo (Pontefract Collieries), Max Dearnley (Ossett United) and David Adewoju (Ossett United).