Leeds United F.C. History
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Cansdell-Sherriff: Shane Lewis (Shane)

2000-2003 (Leeds Player Details)(Player Details)

Central Defender

Born: Sydney, Australia: 10-11-1982

Debut: Nil

6’1” 12st 0lb (2007)

He signed for Leeds in August 2001, after the club spotted him on their tour of Australia. A product of the Westfields Sports High School, which produced Harry Kewell, Jason Culina, Jamie McMaster and Jacob Burns along with many other world renowned Australian Football and Sports personalities, he was tipped to be one of the next stars of an emerging Socceroo’s youth set-up. He was capped at Youth and Under-Twenty-Three level by Australia. Originally a left-sided midfielder, the young star had excelled after being tried out in a defensive role. He was handed a squad number by Leeds at the start of the 2001-02 season despite still being only eighteen-years-old but injuries meant he could not make an impact. He held onto his squad number for the following term. Unable to break into the first team squad, he was loaned out to Third Division side Rochdale, in November 2002, and played three League games and one F.A. Cup game. His contract was not renewed at the end of the season and he joined Danish club AGF Aarhus in June 2003, not having played for the first team but being several times an unused substitute. He was a member of the Australian squad for the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004. At Aarhus he scored seven times in eighty-two games, five of which were as a substitute, and after three years with them he signed a two year contract with Tranmere Rovers and shortened his name to Shane Sherriff in June 2006. He quickly established himself and became an almost an ever-present for the Prenton Park Club. In his two seasons there he scored five goals in the League from eighty-three starts and four games from the bench, while in eight Cup games he scored twice. There was talk of him returning to Australia to play for Sydney FC but he signed for Shrewsbury Town on a two year deal in June 2008. He scored a goal on his debut, in the 4-0 win over Macclesfield Town on 9th August 2008. At the end of his third season with Shrewsbury he had scored six times in one hundred and nine starts and six games from the bench in the League and started two F.A. Cup and scored once in three League Cup ties as well as having scored once in seven other games. He signed a further two year contract with Shrewsbury in June 2010. He moved to Preston North End on 16th May 2014 after scoring nine goals in one hundred and fifty League games for Shrewsbury, of which eight were as a substitute, he also scored once in five League Cup starts and once in six starts in the Football League Trophy, while he started five F.A. Cup ties and two Play-offs without scoring. His two year stay at Preston was not a happy one as he scored once in fifteen games, one of which was as a substitute and there were three starts in the F.A. Cup, two in the League Cup and two in the Football League Trophy, which produced no goals. He spent much of his time at Deepdale on loan, firstly with Rochdale where he had seventeen League games, without scoring, one of which was from the bench in the period from 30th January to 28th April 2013. He went to Burton Albion on 25th September 2013 and remained for the whole of the 2013-14 starting thirty-two League games, two F.A. Cup ties and two starts in the Division Two play-offs as Burton were defeated by Fleetwood Town at Wembley by a single goal. He signed for Burton on a permanent basis on 28th May 2014. They finished Champions of League Two in 2014-15 and were again promoted, as runners up, in League One as the advanced into the Championship. He scored twice in sixty-six League starts and also started one F.A. Cup, three in the League Cup, as well as another from the bench, and one in the Football League Trophy without scoring. He was released by Burton at the end of the 2015-16 season and he returned to Australia. He may have had "A" League aspirations but he spent a season with Manly United, after joining them in July 2016, before joining Maitland FC in February 2017.