How is former Leeds United youngster Paudie O'Connor getting on at Bradford?

Paudie O'Connor of Bradford City during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Bradford City and Preston North End at Utilita Energy Stadium on August 13, 2019 in Bradford, England.

Leeds sold Paudie O'Connor this summer.

Blackpool's Paudie O'Connor during the FA Cup Third Round match between Blackpool and Arsenal at Bloomfield Road on January 5, 2019 in Blackpool, United Kingdom.

Leeds United decided to sell talented young centre back Paudie O'Connor this summer.

It was a decision which seemed to come peculiarly early, just over 12 months since he had made his debut for the Whites.

O'Connor impressed under Paul Heckingbottom when called upon, but his replacement Marcelo Bielsa was clearly not so keen.

 

O'Connor had a loan spell at Blackpool last season, and then Bradford, and this season Leeds sold him to Bradford permanently.

Considering Leeds lack of depth at centre-back, only signing Ben White on loan and also selling Aapo Halme, perhaps the club should have tried to coach up O'Connor?

Nevertheless he is benefitting from playing regular football down in League Two.

The 22-year-old has helped the Bantams into the play-off places, and been recognised individually for his efforts.

O'Connor was nominated for the League Two player of the month award for September, the EFL's website reported.

He has scored two goals for Bradford over the past month and has become a key part of the side.

Leeds might not be regretting selling him just yet, but O'Connor is doing well for himself. And he may just cause the Whites to eventually rue his departure.

Paudie O'Connor of Bradford City during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Bradford City and Preston North End at Utilita Energy Stadium on August 13, 2019 in Bradford, England.

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