Bradford City manager Gary Bowyer has said that he is keen for Leeds United defender Paudie O’Connor to rejoin the club next season when his loan deal expires at the end of the League One campaign.

Bradford City boss Gary Bowyer has said that he would be keen to sign Leeds United defender Paudie O’Connor on loan again in the upcoming transfer window.

Bradford had their relegation to League Two confirmed last week, and manager Gary Bowyer has hinted that transfer plans are already being made ahead of next season. One of his targets is O’Connor, who joined the club on loan in the January transfer window after spending the first half of the season with Blackpool.

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Now, speaking to the Telegraph and Argus, Bowyer has sung the praises of the young Leeds United defender, saying that he hopes he can bring him back to the club next season.

“Paudie is a good character. When I did my homework in the summer when I was bringing him there (to Blackpool), I spoke to the appropriate people. They all gave him glowing references. They all told me what a good lad he was, what a good character and certainly what a good player.

“He’s competitive and for someone so young, he talks ever so well. I thought he was excellent again (against Gillingham).

“He’s a good organiser and I had no problems giving him the captain’s armband. I spoke to him on Sunday about it.

“But I’m going to shut up now talking about him because I don’t want anybody to take him in the summer bar us!”

Since joining Bradford in January, the 21-year-old has played six games for the club and despite only being able to help the team to one point in his appearances for the club, his performances have obviously impressed Bowyer significantly.

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