Date: 27th June 2008 at 3:57pm
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Wednesday have completed their first signing of the season by agreeing a deal to bring former Burnley midfielder James O’Connor to Hillsborough on a three-year deal.

The Irishman is the first man through the door at S6 in terms of new players in the close season and will bolster Brian Laws’ selection in the centre of midfield – a key area which Laws indicated needed strengthening.

‘I am delighted to have secured the services of James O’Connor,’ Laws told the official SWFC website.

‘He is a proven player at Championship level and brings a wealth of experience to a key area of our team. James will bring an excellent work rate, great attitude, and numerous other qualities to our squad.’

O’Connor has vast experience in the Championship after his involvement with Stoke City and West Brom and enjoyed four years at Burnley.