York City’s on-loan full back Stefan O’Connor is set to return to parent club Arsenal after suffering a hamstring injury.

The 18 year old Croydon born right back joined The Minstermen last month on a loan deal until the beginning of the New Year.

Saturday’s key relegation 6-pointer at Yeovil Town was set to be O’Connor’s last match before returning to The Emirates Stadium.

O’Connor has grown into his role at Bootham Crescent making 3 appearances for the club while gaining vital first team experience for his own personal development but the player is now expected to return to The Gunners after suffering from a hamstring injury which was first picked up towards the end of the second half in the club’s recent 2-1 defeat at Bristol Rovers.

The full back arrived at Bootham Crescent with a good recommendation from parent club Arsenal. The Gunners’ famous youth academy has produced a number of good young players over the years and O’Connor impressed Manager Arsene Wenger enough to be handed an Arsenal Champions League debut in a match against Turkish giants Galatasaray 12 months ago.

O’Connor has also captained England at Under 17s level and it is not known whether York City Manager Jackie McNamara will attempt to bring the defender back to Bootham Crescent in the future once he has fully recovered from the injury.


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