Leeds United owned defender Paudie O’Connor has been discussing his current loan club’s relegation to League Two. The Irishman is on loan at Bradford City who have been relegated to League One.
He has been relegated before, as a teenager with Limerick. They immediately bounced back and he spoke of that experience with the Yorkshire Post.
“I can see the same happening here if we can hang on to the majority of our players and add a bit of experience. That should help us regardless of what division we are in.”
The way he spoke of Bradford certainly didn’t sound like a man ready to return to Elland Road. Instead, he sounded very happy with his place at Valley Parade. Indeed, his boss Gary Bowyer told the Yorkshire Post that he would like O’Connor back.
He initially signed him for Blackpool at the start of the season and is clearly a big fan.
As for O’Connor, it looks unlikely that he has a future at Elland Road under the management of Marcelo Bielsa.
The Irishman clearly does not fit into the Argentine’s philosophy and, especially if Leeds get promoted, he just does not fit in at the club.
So perhaps the wording of his interview suggests he knows his future is not at Leeds and may be hoping for a move to Bradford.