Limerick man Paudie O'Connor signs for Bradford until the end of the season
Irish youngster Paudie O'Connor has moved across Yorkshire.
O'Connor has moved from Leeds United to Bradford City on a loan deal until the end of the season, following on from a loan spell at Blackpool.
The 21-year-old spent the first half of the season with Blackpool, having made just four appearances for parent club Leeds since his 2017 switch from Limerick.
"I am really happy to get the deal over the line and, after speaking to the manager, I can’t wait to get going," O'Connor said on Tuesday.
"I enjoyed my time at Blackpool and played plenty of games, so I have picked up some great experience of League One."
📰 BREAKING NEWS | We have completed the loan signing of Irish centre-back @Paudie97, who has joined the club until the end of the season!
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— Bradford City (@officialbantams) January 8, 2019
With the Bantams languishing in 21st spot in the League One table, manager David Hopkin has admitted that O'Connor's physicality played a role in convincing the club to pursue the Irishman.
O'Connor is clearly not afraid of a challenge and is looking forward to the relegation battle ahead.
He said: "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."