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Owls Linked With O'Brien

Another day, another rumour - this time Portsmouth's out-of-favour defender Andy O'Brien has been linked with a move to Hillsborough this summer.

The former Newcastle and Bradford defender has seen his chances limited at Fratton Park this season and is set to quit the Premiership club at the end of the season - with Brian Laws reportedly leading the chase for his services.

And Owls boss Laws has already stated the need to strengthen his defence in the pre-season to bolster his squad for a push for promotion should the squad fail to make the play-offs this time round.

Graham Coughlan looks set for the exit doors at S6 after being loaned out to Burnley while Steve Watson is still only at Hillsborough on a loan spell from West Brom, leaving Wednesday short at the back come the end of the current campaign.

The Yorkshire-born defender has made just five appearances for Harry Redknapp's men this season after falling short with injuries are lack of match fitness, coupled with the fine form of the South coast club at the back this season.

The 27-year-old started his career as a trainee at Bradford City and was part of the team that made it to the Premiership under Paul Jewell, racking up 113 league starts for the Bantams along the way.

Newcastle United were the first big club to take a gamble on his services when they paid 2m for his services before going on to play almost 130 times for the Geordies and moving to Portsmouth for the same fee in 2005.




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday April 26 2007

Time: 2:59PM

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Very good defender and would be an excellent signing for us, hope its true.
wednesdaytilidie
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26/04/2007 15:03:00

yep wouldnt argue with signing him, established premiership defender with age on his side
ozzietheowl
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26/04/2007 15:08:00

Don't forget it' sill season when it comes to transfer rumours, but by looking at his appearances for Pompey this season I'd expect him to be on his way, and I doubt he'd command a big transfer fee if one is involved at all.
nickswfc
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26/04/2007 15:12:00

I think we would pay you to take him from us. Good luck with your promotion push, hoping you pip the scummers (southampton) to the play offs.
storagematt
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26/04/2007 15:40:00

I take it he hasn't impressed you that much then? What's up with him? We'll do our best to pip the Saints, don't worry.
nickswfc
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26/04/2007 15:41:00

 

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