O'Connor Joins City

Paudie O’Connor

“He comes with a good reputation and we are looking forward to seeing him out on the field."

Bradford City have completed the loan signing of Irish centre-back Paudie O’Connor, who has joined the club until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old arrives from Leeds United, following a loan spell at Blackpool.

Limerick-born O’Connor has made 17 appearances for the Bloomfield Road outfit this season, having joined parent club Leeds in 2017.

He said: “I am really happy to get the deal over the line and, after speaking to the manager, I can’t wait to get going.

“I enjoyed my time at Blackpool and played plenty of games, so I have picked up some great experience of League One.

“I am aware of where we are in the league table but I am up for the fight and am confident the club will rise up the table.

“It is all about working my way into the team now. It will be a case of showing my worth in training and getting a chance.

“Since the new manager has come in, the results have really picked up and the boys are playing some good football.”

City boss David Hopkin added: “We are delighted to have Paudie on board for the remainder of the season.

“He comes with a good reputation and we are looking forward to seeing him out on the field.

“Paudie is a physical defender, who loves to get stuck in and he will put everything on the line for us.

“He certainly adds greater competition for places, strengthening what we have at the back.”

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