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LUFC O'Dea wanting to go one step further

On loan Leeds United defender Darren O`Dea is hoping to go one step further with the club than he did last season whilst on loan at Ipswich Town.

The Celtic defender is on a season long loan with Leeds, having spent last season on loan with the Portman Road club, helping them to the semi-final before losing to Arsenal over two legs.

O`Dea believes the competition gives the championship sides a good opportunity to win the Carling Cup and is hoping to progress even further this time around. Speaking on Yorkshire Radio, O`Dea said, "The Carling Cup is a good opportunity. I played last season with Ipswich and we got to the semi-final. With all due respect, we did great but we played against a lot of lower league opposition to get through. It`s a chance to win a cup and not many players get to win things in their career and there is a good chance for a championship team to do well in the competition. Tuesday we will definitely go out and try and get through to the next round."

The Republic of Ireland international has been a regular in the Leeds side since signing for the club on a season long loan from Celtic on the eve of the new season.

He is currently striking up a partnership in the centre of defence with Patrick Kisnorbo having started the season at left back.

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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 23 2011

Time: 2:39PM

Your Comments

I find it hard to get excited about the League cup. Prefer a run in the FA Cup than lots of midweek games in this competition.
dazza71
I find it hard to get excited about the League cup. Prefer a run in the FA Cup than lots of midweek games in this competition.
dazza71
O'Dea knows what its like to go to a semi final but for me the jury is still out on his defending at times. Watching the match love I thought he was guilty of being beaten too often in the air by West Ham forwards and defenders from set pieces but on watching the match on LUTV he was much less guilty than Kisnorbo who was being beaten constantly to high balls into the box. I am sure he will improve with more fitness (O'Dea and Kisnorbo) but for the moment I can see players who are good in the air troubling us at set pieces.
erni
O'Dea knows what its like to go to a semi final but for me the jury is still out on his defending at times. Watching the match love I thought he was guilty of being beaten too often in the air by West Ham forwards and defenders from set pieces but on watching the match on LUTV he was much less guilty than Kisnorbo who was being beaten constantly to high balls into the box. I am sure he will improve with more fitness (O'Dea and Kisnorbo) but for the moment I can see players who are good in the air troubling us at set pieces.
erni
 

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