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06th Jan 2016

Darren O’Dea is closing in on a comeback to Scottish football

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Darragh Murphy

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Darren O’Dea is still only 28 and it looks like he’s about to make a comeback to the league in which he made his name as Dundee are finishing up a deal for the former Ireland international.

O’Dea made 49 appearances for Celtic which earned him a call-up to Giovanni Trapattoni’s Ireland squad in 2012 but hasn’t been named in any of Martin O’Neill’s squads.

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The defender had loan spells at Reading, Ipswich and Leeds before moving to Metalurh Donetsk in 2013. A season with Blackpool came before O’Dea moved to his current club, Mumbai City.

But BBC Sport report that O’Dea is set to have a medical at Dens Park with a view to joining up with Paul Hartley, with whom he played at Celtic Park, until the end of the season.

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