According to Football League World, Leeds United defender Paudie O’Connor is set to complete a loan return to League Two side Bradford City.

Back in April, Bradford City manager lauded praise on Leeds United defender Paudie O’Connor, who enjoyed a successful loan spell at Valley Parade over the second half of last season despite the Bantams’ relegation.

He said:

“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. 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!”

Now, it seems Bowyer shut his mouth at the right time, with Bradford City reportedly set to complete a deal to bring O’Connor back to the club on loan for the second time. There has been interest from League One sides in the Leeds United youngster but he has instead opted to reunite with Bowyer once again.

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O’Connor played for Bradford on nine occasions, captaining the club on three occasions despite his tender years. Bowyer sees the 21-year-old as a strong leader and will be hoping he can help Bradford return to League One at the first time of asking.


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