WATCH – Limerick man Paudie O’Connor on his loan move to Blackpool

Former Limerick FC defender Paudie O’Connor has joined English League One outfit Blackpool on a season-long loan deal from parent club Leeds Utd.

The centre-back, 20, made his first-team debut against Sunderland in April and signed a new two-year contract at Elland Road last week.

The Ballybrown native impressed in his time with the first team and further Championship appearances came against Preston North End, Aston Villa and Barnsley towards the end of the campaign.

Manager Gary Bowyer told the club’s official website:

“I’m really pleased to bring Paudie to the club after what has been a really promising season for him at Leeds United. He’s an aggressive defender who has impressed in the four games he has played in The Championship and we’re really looking forward to seeing him continue his development with us.”

O’Connor added:

“I’ve had a nice week of getting a new deal at Leeds and then getting the opportunity to come to a great club like Blackpool. I’m really excited to get in, meet the lads and get training. I’m looking forward to getting a full season of first-team football under my belt, hopefully.”

Watch O’Connor speak to his new club below.

Video courtesy of Blackpool FC.

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