My Ipswich Town career is over says Shane O’Connor

POPULAR young full-back Shane O’Connor has conceded that his Ipswich Town career is over.

And the 21-year-old former Liverpool academy defender is hoping to use his loan move to League Two Port Vale to put himself back in the shop window.

O’Connor has never started a competitive game under Paul Jewell – a late substitute appearance in the second leg Carling Cup semi-final at Arsenal was his only minutes since the Town boss took over.

Now after moving to Vale Park last week on loan, O’Connor is determined to make up for lost time.

He admitted: “I’ve probably come here to sell myself a little bit to other Football League clubs and get myself another permanent deal maybe in January.

“It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out that my time at Ipswich is coming to an end having not played for so long.

“I’ve got a good chance to come out on loan and show people what I’ve got because I’ve fallen out of the limelight a bit. So, hopefully, I can come here, play well and put myself in the shop window.”

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And his desire to be back playing regular football can be seen by O’Connor declaring: “I’m looking at my loan move (to Port Vale) on a trial basis by trying to impress the management team and players here.

“If all goes well I would 100 per cent sign here in January or extend my loan. This is a club with aspirations to get promoted.

“So I am looking to sell myself to Port Vale first and foremost because they given me the chance to come out of Ipswich and get a few games under my belt.”

Port Vale are currently 12th in League Two, but just five points away from the play-offs.