Departed Leicester City player ‘disappointed’ at lack of support from club

Leicester City youngster Shane Flynn has expressed his disappointment at the club’s lack of support during his injury lay-off.

Flynn, a 2021 development squad player, has announced his exit from the King Power Stadium seven years after arriving from Ireland. However, he did not play for the final year and a half of his spell after being sidelined with injury.

A regular in City’s Premier League 2 side, left-back Flynn was called up to Brendan Rodgers’ senior squad for three Europa League games and a Premier League win against Brighton in 2021, although he did not make it off the bench. Flynn continued to represent City’s development team, but made his final appearance in January 2023.

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“After seven years at Leicester City, my time at the club is over,” Flynn wrote on social media. “We had some great highs and made memories that will last a lifetime, but unfortunately we had too many lows along the way. I joined at 15 and am leaving at 22 with many life lessons learned and experiences that have shaped me into who I am today.

“I’m really disappointed with the treatment and lack of support from the club that I’ve received over the last year and a half in what has been an incredibly tough time with injuries, but I’m looking forward to the future. and I’m back to enjoying my football again. Thank you to everyone who supported me during the hard times. Your support will be forever appreciated! Up and up!”

Flynn looked destined for the first team when he received the Development Team Player of the Season award in 2021. The five previous winners – Luke Thomas, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Hamza Choudhury, Harvey Barnes and Ben Chilwell – all went on to become regulars in the first team squad.