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O'Dea joins on loan

O'Dea joins on loan

22 year old O'Dea has been a regular in the Celtic squad but has moved to the Madejksi Stadium on a short term loan deal to gain some valuable first team experience. Infact he signed a new three year contract just hours before his loan move was confirmed, and he clearly see's his future at Parkhead.

He is an Irish under 21 international, that has also been included in the full squads, and has also been captain of Celtic in the past most recently when coming on as a half time sub in the Champions League play off second leg against Arsenal last Wednesday, a game Celtic lost.

Brendan Rodgers was delighted to have secured the loan signing of O'Dea ahead of a number of Championship clubs and had this to say to the official Reading website,

'Darren is a very talented young defender and I think he will do really well for us. I'm delighted to bring in a player of his quality. I have known him since he was 14 and tracked his career since.

'He has just signed a new deal at Celtic and was very keen to come here and play. A number of clubs were chasing him and for him to choose us is great.

'He will be looking to get more games under his belt, but he also has good experience, including games in the Champions League. He has also been a captain at Celtic, a massive club with a rich history.'



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Writer:Steve Guscott
Date:Tuesday September 1 2009
Time: 10:11PM

Comments

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good player wont let you down.
dannybhoy46
01/09/2009 22:24:00
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i would of had him in the first team at celtic and let caldwell or loovens go instead ..needs to be given a permenant first team place next year as he is ready
donaldo1979
01/09/2009 22:59:00
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Should be brilliant for you guys. He could have made it in the prem but chose to goto you.
LeeCookFan
01/09/2009 23:41:00
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Good player,exellent move for reading
belfast1981
01/09/2009 23:49:00
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