O’Connor departs Brewers for SPL move

By Peter Westwood

Defender Anthony O’Connor has left Burton Albion by mutual consent and completed his move to Aberdeen.

O’Connor, 23. spent a second spell under the club, after been signed by former manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink from Plymouth Argyle.

He was however unable to force himself into the starting line up, making only 21 appearances last season and despite having a year left on his contract he was released by the newly-promoted Brewers.

O’Connor had also been a source of interest from Hibernian, but has put pen-to-paper on an agreement to join former Bristol City manager Derek McInnes.

McInnes said he was pleased to have got him when he said “I’m delighted to get him,” McInnes told the club’s website.

“He is a player we have been aware of for a while.

“Anthony can play anywhere across the back four. “He can also play as a screening midfielder and can give us a bit of presence in the middle of the park.”

This move comes a day after Albion, made their first new signing of the season, signing Ben Turner from Championship team Cardiff City.

O’Connor began his career playing for Blackburn, before several loan spells at Burton Albion, Torquay United and Plymouth before he completed a permanent move to the Pilgrims.

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