Eoghan O’Connell swaps Bury for Rochdale

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Rochdale have signed defender Eoghan O'Connell on a two-year deal.

Rochdale have signed defender Eoghan O’Connell on a two-year deal.

The 23-year-oldarrives at the Crown Oil Arena from Bury.

O’Connell has been capped by Republic of Ireland at under-19 and under-21 level.

‘I’m looking forward to working under Brian Barry-Murphy and I’m delighted to get the deal done.

I’ve known Brian for a while and it’s very exciting what he’s trying to do here,’ O’Connell told the club’s official website.

Barry-Murphy added: ‘I’m ecstatic to have been able to secure the services of Eoghan.

It’s a position (right-sided centre-half) that we’ve been very conscious that we needed to recruit in.

‘That was the number one priority, really, and Eoghan was the number one target.

If I’m being honest, for a lot of the summer I didn’t think we would be able to acquire him, but the fact that it has come to fruition is testament to his commitment towards us.’

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