Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes signs up Irish U21 international

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes said he was delighted to sign Anthony O'Connor. Picture: SNS

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes said he was delighted to sign Anthony O'Connor. Picture: SNS

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Aberdeen yesterday signed Anthony O’Connor, a former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international who can play in defence or midfield.

The 23-year-old joins from English Championship side Burton Albion subject to international clearance and he is likely to be involved in today’s

pre-season friendly at Brechin City.

“I am delighted to get him,” said manager Derek McInnes. “Anthony can play anywhere across the back four. He can also play as a screening midfielder and can give us a bit of presence in the middle of the park. We have been looking for that versatility in a signing. He is someone who will prove to be really important to us over a campaign.”

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