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We can today confirm the loan signing of midfielder Connor Shanks on loan from National League North side Spennymoor Town.

Shanks began his career with Huddersfield Town, playing as a youth, before moving to Bradford City in 2017.

He was named in the League Football Education’s “The 11” List in June 2020.

Connor turned professional in July 2020, signing a one-year contract with Bradford City. 

He made his senior debut for City in the EFL Trophy, on 8th September 2020, in a 0-0 draw (4-1 loss pens) against Doncaster in the group stages.

He left Bradford City in June 2021 at the end of his contract, returning to Huddersfield Town in August 2021.

Shanks impressed the Nuneaton Borough management when he scored a goal and grabbed an assist in Huddersfield’s u21s Cup game vs Birmingham City, earning himself a loan move in September 2021. (Watch the goal here!)

He won the September 2021 Player of the Month award for his goals for Nuneaton in both the Birmingham Senior Cup and Southern League Central Premier Division, winning 49% of the vote.

On 19th January 2023, Shanks’ contract at Huddersfield was terminated, and he joined Spennymoor Town two days later. 

He made 20 appearances for the Moors in the 22/23 season, scoring on his debut against Darlington (Watch here) and a last-gasp equaliser against Scarborough Athletic (Watch here) which earned him an extended stay in the Summer of 2023. He followed that up this season, making 6 appearances as of 2nd November. 

Shanks is available for selection in Saturday’s match vs Basford United, stay tuned to our Twitter @BPAFCOfficial for the latest updates! 

The deal is subject to the relevant clearances.