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O'Connor Signs Short Term Deal

Blues striker Garry O'Connor has signed a new short term contract with Birmingham.

The deal is a six month one for the 27 year old but does have the option of a further six months, this is because of the forward having double hip operations causing him to miss most of last season.

Still, since joining in July 2007, O`Connor has managed 11 goals in 58 appearances, many of them as a sub.

Manager Alex McLeish told the club`s official site: 'Garry has had a chronic groin and hip injury and it probably goes back to his Hibs days and the days he spent in Russia when he played on a synthetic surface. Having two hip injuries simultaneously wasn't easy for him.

'If you imagine him fully fit without those problems then that's what we've got to see - what Garry can produce without these hiccups. Successful operation and barring major breakdown there's no reason why he can't go on to have a successful career.'





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Writer: Foxxy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 13 2010

Time: 4:34PM

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If he aint back to normal in six months the club will have to pull the plug
JJ McDuff
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15/07/2010 17:05:00

At Hibs they used to say his first touch was so bad, his second was usually a tackle. Did that have anything to do with his hip problems?
crossy
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31/07/2010 13:07:00

At Hibs they used to say his first touch was so bad, his second was usually a tackle. Did that have anything to do with his hip problems?
crossy
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31/07/2010 13:07:00

 

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