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Burnley X-Files: Garreth O'Connor at Luton

Burnley X-Files: Garreth O'Connor at Luton

Former Clarets midfielder Gareth O'Connor, 29,is understood to be currently training with the bottom club in the Football League.

Poor Luton, deducted 30 points and in all sorts of trouble as they contemplate life in non-league football are looking at the former Bournemouth man and he was due to take part in their reserve match last night.

The player is currently unattached after being released by the Clarets in the summer and will be available on a Bosman, should the Hatters offer him a deal.

Garreth O'Connor was signed by former gaffer, Steve Cotterill from Bournemouth on a Bosman in May 2005 and played regularly during the 2005-06 season. His most memorable goal was a 25 yard free-kick against Wolverhampton Wanderers to give the Clarets a rare victory at Molineux, 1-0.

However he then seemed to be out of favour and spent the 2006-07 season as a little used substitute and often was not even named on the bench.

Cotterill placed him on the transfer list at the end of the season.

O'Connor returned to Bournemouth on trial in June 2007 with the possibility of a season long loan which sadly did not materiliase with the midfielder prone to injury.

Returning to Burnley however, he was ignored by Cotterill and not even given a squad number until Owen Coyle arrived in November 2007. He was however still unable to get himself into the first team and was released this Summer.




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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Thursday September 18 2008
Time: 7:27AM

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Good luck Gaz! I never thought he was that bad to be honest and he was good from set pieces.Probably been messed around too much and not had enough games in recent times to make an impression, Hope he can get his career back on track
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18/09/2008 07:33:00
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