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Former Sheffield United and Stoke City trialist set for Scottish return

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Former Rangers defender Harris O’Connor has returned to Scotland following unsuccessful trials at Burnley, Sheffield United, and Stoke City, as reported by the Daily Record

The report also states that Hibernian are the latest club to cast their eyes over the young defender after he was unable to pen down contracts in England.

Hibs, who are currently sitting at the summit of Scotland’s top division, have offered the 19-year-old a trial with the club, but it remains to be seen if there are any other clubs with an interest at this point.

O’Connor spent last season on loan with Brechin City, during a season that ultimately ended in relegation from the Scottish League Two.

The teenager featured 12 times for Brechin last time out, but he was subsequently released by Rangers when he returned.

The verdict

The calibre of clubs that have been chasing him suggests that O’Connor is a talented individual, but has he just been unable to secure a deal at the final stage.

Perhaps a lot of his misfortunes in England thus far are as a result of the incomings they have been working on. Stoke, for example, have brought in young centre-backs in Ben Wilmot and Leo Ostigard, whilst Sheffield United have seen Liverpool’s Ben Davies arrive.

O’Connor now has another chance to prove himself within a side who will be full of confidence. It is not known yet whether O’Connor will be kept close to the first team, if Hibs do decide to sign him, or if a loan deal might be deemed most appropriate at this stage.

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