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City Snap Up Aberdeen Defender

Anthony O'Connor

"Adding Anthony to the group means we’ve got some really good options in defensive areas."

Bradford City have signed Anthony O'Connor from Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen on a three-year deal.

The 25-year old defender, a former Republic of Ireland U21 international, helped guide Burton Albion to the Championship in 2016.

Head of Recruitment Greg Abbott told the club's official website: "There’s been a lot of interest in Anthony and he’s very well thought of at his former club, Aberdeen."

"It’s always a good sign when a manager is upset to lose a player and I know that Aberdeen definitely wanted to keep the lad."

"It’s no surprise he’s so well thought of because he is a really good professional, and he’s a tough kid. He’s got a great character and brings some real presence and pace to our back line."

"Adding Anthony to the group of lads we've already got here means we’ve got some really good options in defensive areas."

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