Bradford City have signed Leeds United defender on loan

Bradford City have completed a deal to sign Paudie O’Connor on loan from Leeds United.

O’Connor had been on loan at Blackpool until yesterday, when Leeds cancelled the deal and sent him on loan to Bradford.

The young Irishman had been in and out of the Blackpool side, and Leeds obviously felt he would develop more at Bradford between now and the rest of the season.

O’Connor featured for Leeds’ first team at the end of last season and many fans were annoyed when he was loaned out in the summer and no defenders were signed.

The Whites have coped fine without him and there was minimal backlash among the Leeds support to the decision to send him back out on loan.

The days of Bradford competing for League One play-off places suddenly seem long gone, and the Bantams are trying to avoid relegation.

O’Connor has swapped the 11th placed team in the division for the 21st ranked side.

Bradford got fans hyped up for the announcement…

Fans were pleased to see a new face added, even if he comes from rivals Leeds.

Bradford’s league position means they cannot be choosy, and supporters hope that O’Connor will be a big success at the club.

Here is a look at the reaction to the signing…

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