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O'Connor's future in doubt

O'Connor's future in doubt

Confirming the rumours from the past few days, experienced defender James O'Connor, will not be a part of Jon Whitney's plans for the forthcoming season.

Speaking to the Express & Star Whitney explained the decision:

"I`ve been open and honest with Jimmy and I`ve told him I don`t see him playing many minutes for me with the way I want to play this season.

"A couple of weeks into pre-season, as a coaching staff, we felt we needed more of a physical presence at the back.

"Tactically, I wanted to try and get James Wilson and I mentioned to Jimmy he may not get many minutes because of that.'

It's a huge call from Whitney and he is putting a lot of faith in new signings, Jon Guthrie and James Wilson. And, with only the currently unsigned Matt Preston and unproven Kory Roberts as back-up many fans are understandably unsure about Whitney's judgement on this one.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Monday July 31 2017
Time: 4:48PM

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