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LUFC Grayson - O'Dea deal agreed

Leeds United boss Simon Grayson has confirmed that the club have agreed a deal with Celtic defender Darren O`Dea.

Grayson admitted that a deal to bring O`Dea to the club had been agreed with the defender, who is due to arrive at Elland Road to complete the formalities on Thursday afternoon.

O`Dea is set to sign on a season long loan and he will be the fourth player brought in by Grayson during the summer, following goalkeepers Paul Rachubka and Andy Lonergan as well as midfielder Michael Brown.

Speaking on the official website, Grayson said, "Contrary to reports, Darren hasn`t signed yet, but we have agreed a deal in principle subject to paperwork and a medical."

The Republic of Ireland international started his career at Home Farm in Ireland before joining Celtic in 2006.

The defender will follow former Leeds players Gary Kelly, Ian Harte, Alan Maybury and Stephen McPhail to start their careers at Home Farm before going on to play for Leeds.

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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 4 2011

Time: 2:52PM

Your Comments

Vital Ipswich editor here. This guy was fairly average on loan with us last season but could do you a good job. From what I've heard I doubt he has a long-term future at Celtic so a permanent deal at the end of it would not be impossible if he performs well at Elland Road.
Darren C
Just reading up on him and getting info from Ipswich and Celtic fans. It sounds like when he's good he's very very good but often switches off and has bad days. Glad to see a defender come in and one that can play at left back. Lets just get a striker in to replace the 'two goal wonders ' and I will be happy
dazza71
Well Dazza, if he "switches off" and "has bad days" he will fit in nicely with the rest of our defenders. It looks like we are going to sign him, but thats probably because there appears to be NO other club after his services.
leeds_lad
 

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