Waterford FC can confirm that Blues striker Michael O’Connor will return to his parent club Linfield FC. Michael quickly became a fan favourite both on and off the pitch and will be hugely missed at the club.
Michael released a personal statement last night:
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone connected to Waterford FC, unfortunately, my time at the club has come to an end, the 21-year-old said on his Twitter account this evening.
The fans and the people of Waterford have been brilliant to me during my time there. I’d like to thank all the staff/coaches Franny/Alan Reynolds especially for helping me improve as a player/professional.
Finally, to the fans, thanks for all your support and I wish you and Waterford all the best for the future.”
O’Connor departs Waterford FC having been made club captain ahead of the start of the 2020 campaign, where he made four appearances for the club.
This is unfortunate as everybody at the club would have loved to see Michael back upon return to league action. We wish Michael the very best and thank him for his work and commitment to the club.