Date: 20th December 2011 at 9:17am
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Wednesday midfielder James O’Connor is set to leave Hillsborough to take up a coaching position at a Major League Soccer (MLS) club.

The former Burnley man has played the majority of games for the Owls this season but is reported to have played his last, with the Dubliner expected to leave the club within the next few days.

O’Connor has missed the last three games and is out-of-contract in the summer, prompting him to take his career to the US in time for the start of the next MLS campaign.

His destination in the US is currently unknown but O’Connor is understood to have held talks with Wednesday boss Gary Megson recently about leaving the club.

The 32-year-old has played over 120 games for the Owls since making the switch to S6 on a free transfer from Burnley in the summer of 2008.