Jim O'Brien Signs For Notts County

Former Coventry City captain Jim O'Brien has signed for Notts County.

The Scot who made seventy appearances for City, has played for  Shrewsbury Town and Ross County before he joined Bradford City at the start of this season, making 16 appearances for the Valley Parade outfit.

 

Notts County are currently bottom of the Football League and their latest manager Neal Ardley said to his club's website: “I’ve had a month to try and identify things we lack in the dressing room and on the pitch and Jim has the qualities we need.

“He'll play in the middle of midfield and will be up, down, left and right. He’s a bundle of energy, doesn’t stop running, is really aggressive in the challenge and has been outstanding for Bradford this season.

“Most importantly, he’s a very positive, driven lad who’ll motivate people around him.

“To get Jim in on a permanent deal is massive because it frees up loan spaces for when we do work elsewhere.

“There are so many positives to this signing and to get him to leave a League One side to come to Notts County is huge.

“We’ve been tracking him for a while and we’ve worked hard to bring him in. I think that feeling of being really, really wanted – a big transfer target for someone – has put things in our favour.

“We know him through my agent and several players who have played with him as well. You’ve got to use all your contacts and everyone’s come back and said the same – that he’s absolutely brilliant in the changing room, he drives people, he plays with no fear and he’ll deliver week in, week out.

“I think the Bradford fans have seen that this season.”

 

 

 

 

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