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O’Brien Scoops Bantams Award

Luke O'Brien

Ex Apprentice Luke O’Brien says he cannot believe he has been named Bradford City’s Player of the Season.

The 20 year old left-back who completed his Apprenticeship at the Club in 2007 won four awards in total, including the Fans’ Player of the Year and Young Player of the Season.

Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds, O’Brien said:

“It is just unbelievable. I’m shocked, but very honoured, it’s the icing on the cake to a great season for me, but I’d have preferred to get us promoted instead.”

This has been O’Brien’s first full season in the Bantams first-team squad, missing only three matches since the start of the campaign.

The youngster fought off competition from skipper Graeme Lee and Rangers loanee Dean Furman for Bradford’s main award, which adds to the PFA Fans’ League Two Player of the Month for December title he picked up earlier in the season.

He added,

“My aim this season was just to play 10 first-team games, so to play over 30 matches and win all these awards is just incredible.”

“It’s been a very disappointing end to the season, but the fans have continued to be great towards us and hopefully we can finish the campaign on a high for them.”

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