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Michael O’Connor returns for the Blues

Waterford FC is delighted to announce the signing of striker Michael O’Connor for the remainder of the 2020 SSE Airtricity League Premier Division campaign.

The 21-year-old re-signs on a permanent contract from Linfield, after originally joining for the latter half of 2019 on loan from the Irish League side.

The striker picked up an injury during the Blues 2-1 win over Shamrock Rovers II earlier this month, but is expected to be back in action in the coming weeks.

Speaking to WaterfordFC.ie, Michael said:

“A couple of months ago I thought we wouldn’t return and I was disappointed to be departing as I felt things were beginning to click, both for me and the team. But with the return to league action here, I was only too delighted to get the call and didn’t hesitate in signing up for the rest of the season.

“I took a knock against Rovers but I’ve recovered well and have been hitting the gym, focused on getting back. Hopefully, by the end of the week, I’ll be back to full training.”

Manager John Sheridan added:

“Michael is a great lad, full of enthusiasm and just enjoys his football. Same in training, always upbeat. I was concerned for him after his injury but he’s bounced back and he seems keen to get back.”