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Newcastle re-sign O’Connor

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Newcastle have re-signed defender Stefan O’Connor after releasing him at the end of last season, according to the Chronicle.

The newspaper claims that O’Connor, 22, has agreed a short-term deal to complete a return to St James’ Park as the try to nurse the versatile defender back to full fitness due to an he has.

It is understood that the former player has spent time watching Newcastle’s Under-23s in action this and it seems as though once he has recovered from his injury, he will be playing in the side once again.

Newcastle are yet to officially confirm O’Connor’s return.

OPINION

It is unlikely that Newcastle have signed O’Connor with the view to him playing any role in the first-team squad. The London-born centre-back, who can also play right-back and in the midfield, played 15 times in total for Newcastle’s Under-23s last and could have been snapped up again to help bolster the development side’s current defence. quit his job as Under-23s boss on Tuesday with his side conceding 23 goals in 10 2 fixtures. After the first 10 Premier League 2 games last season – with O’Connor starting in all but one game – the young conceded 18 goals. It’s not as though they were defensively solid with O’Connor playing, but at least they were not conceding as many. O’Connor’s fitness is a concern for now but the club must be confident that he will fully recover soon to hand him a short-term contract, which is presumably until the end of the season.

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