Newcastle United have re-signed defender Stefan O’Connor for free, just a few months after initially releasing him, as reported on the Chronicle.

The former Arsenal centre-back was let go by the Magpies during the summer transfer window, but he failed to sign for a new club due to suffering an ACL injury.

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O’Connor has returned to the Magpies on a short-term deal and will look to fight his way back into the Under-23s side.

The 22-year-old will also be hoping to impress first-team manager Steve Bruce and could push for a spot in the squad. 

A good signing?

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O’Connor offers the Magpies another defensive option and his versatility is also a positive. 

He can operate in midfield and certainly strengthens the U23 squad. It is slightly strange that just a few months after releasing him they’ve re-signed him.

He’s always been highly-rated by the club and O’Connor will feel like this is the chance that he deserves, he needs to make full use of this opportunity given to him. 

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