Stocksbridge Park Steels have completed the signing of Alex O’Connor from Brighouse Town.
The 20-year-old midfielder has been at Brighouse this season but has previously played for Hyde and was part of Barnsley’s Shadow Scholarship scheme. At both Brighouse and Barnsley, he played alongside Jack Tinker.
O’Connor was actually raised in Australia and attracted headlines as a youngster for his talent and ambition to become a professional player. He was coached in the AC Milan academy in Australia by former Italy international Andrea Icardi who said he had unlimited potential.
Upon signing for Stocksbridge, manager Ian Richards described O’Connor as: “A technically good footballer with high fitness levels and the desire to develop as a player.”