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SIGNING | Anthony O'Connor

23 June 2021

Morecambe boss Stephen Robinson has added experienced central defender Anthony O'Connor to his squad.

The former Blackburn Rovers, Aberdeen and Plymouth Argyle player joins the Shrimps after three seasons at Bradford City and becomes the club's third signing of the week.

The 28-year-old, who has joined on a two-year deal, has made more than 350 senior appearances in the Football League and Scottish Premier League and helped Aberdeen to clinch a place in Europe with two second place SPL finishes.

Speaking about the move O'Connor, who represented the Republic of Ireland at Under 21 level, said: "I'm really happy to be here.

"It's an exciting time for the club with their first season in League One. It will be a challenge but it is a challenge I am looking forward to and as a footballer that is what you want.

"The manager really sold the club to me and said how much he wanted to sign me. I have played against his teams before and they have always played good, attractive football which was another positive.

"I also know a few lads who have played under him who had good things to say about him and I am excited about the future.''

Stephen Robinson said: "I think this is a fantastic signing for us and I'm glad to get him through the door.

"Anthony is someone I've known for a long time and he is someone who will give us real flexibility. Every time I saw him play for Aberdeen he was excellent and was often the difference between the teams.

"He can play in a number of positions across the back and in midfield and is a real leader as well and I'm delighted he has signed for us.''

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