29 Aug 2020
© Gary Hamilton welcomes Michael O'Connor to Mourneview Park
Glenavon have announced the signing of Northern Ireland international Michael O'Connor on a two-year deal.
Capped 11 times, the 32-year-old midfielder arrives at Mourneview Park after a short spell with Salford City, making eight appearances before the season was cut short.
Prior to that O'Connor enjoyed a varied career, turning out for the likes of Lincoln City, Crewe Alexandra, Scunthorpe United, Rotherham United, Port Vale and Notts County.
He earned his first international cap in March 2008 during the 4-1 win over Georgia, with his last coming five years later against Luxembourg.
Lurgan Blues boss Gary Hamilton was delighted to bring a player of such quality to the club.
"It’s a big coup for the club,” he told the official website.
"If you look at his career, since he turned 16 he has played consistently in the Football League. He only had one cruciate ligament injury in his career and besides that he has played week in, week out at most clubs that he’s been at.
"It’s another great signing and we’re delighted to get him on board. For a club like Glenavon, with the money there is about the league at the moment, to get Michael on board is a top signing for us."