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O'Connor Linked With Owls

O'Connor Linked With Owls

Wednesday could well be poised to make their first signing of the pre-season if newspaper reports are to be believed, with Burnley's out-of-contract James O'Connor linked.

The midfielder failed to agree a deal to stay at Turf Moor after the end of last season after being offered a new deal by Clarets boss Owen Coyle last term, and has been seeking pastures new.

In total, he made 149 appearances in his time at Turf Moor, scoring 11 goals during his three-year spell at the club, after previous stints at West Brom and Stoke City.

And Owls boss Brian Laws is all set to swoop for the Dubliner, with strengthening the Wednesday midfield a real priority for the gaffer.

Burnely boss Coyle told the official BFC website: 'James said that he would think over the offer we made him and after speaking to him again on Thursday he felt that he wanted the opportunity to see what was out there.

'And at that point, given that he couldn't commit to the club, we have parted ways.

'James worked hard for us and did well and he was a great lad to work with, but I need people to commit, so he leaves with our best wishes.

'I wish him ever success, except of course when he plays against us!'

Writer:Nick
Date:Sunday May 25 2008
Time: 11:57AM

Comments

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yet another free transfer when will we learn?
aball2112
25/05/2008 12:14:00
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wow never heard of him must be good
boothe
25/05/2008 12:40:00
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i believe laws will sign anyone on the premise that they're free
aball2112
25/05/2008 12:46:00
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told ya only freebies
mick66owl
25/05/2008 15:34:00
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he is only a freebie because he turned down a new contract from burnley not because they didnt want him so back off allready and give laws a chance you doom merchants!!
WORKSOP..OWL
25/05/2008 17:45:00
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Don't be a numpty, Laws signs players with the money that's available, if there's 0 available it's basic maths to know he can only sign players with 0, not to mention the fact that he could be a 0 fee squad player just like Hinds (who ended up having a pretty decent season all in all when needed to cover at RB and CB) and there are other "real" signings to happen further on........
Placebo
25/05/2008 18:37:00
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never heard of the guy, but on the premise burnley are keen to keep hold of him could be a decent enough player..... just need gattuso and we may have an ok midfield
mansfieldowl@home
25/05/2008 19:29:00
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Well said worksop and placebo if theres a decent enough player going for free then we have got to take a good look at them. How old is O'Connor? Think we should try and get Matty Hamshaw back thought he was a really decent midfielder, Get Songo'o back as well either on a season long loan or full signing. Would also like to see Scott Mcgleish from Wycombe to bolster our attack.
stuart_hudson78
25/05/2008 20:01:00
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hold on hold on.... somebody above mentioned that Laws has 0 to spend so he always gets freebies??? what about 700k on Jeffers? What a terrible buy, he's proven to be injury prone. We could have had 2 half decent championship standard battlers for that. We'll never be able to get money back on jeffers. Don't wanna sound pessimistic but i wish this takeover would hurry up and get going
Norman
26/05/2008 07:49:00
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I thought Laws was going to add some presence and stature to midfield..... O' Connor is 5'8 and a tough tackler just like McAllister unfortunatley not the midfielder we need
WorksopsNumber1
26/05/2008 19:58:00
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