The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier
Published 6th August 2012
....striker Sean O'Connor after his registration was finally completed at the weekend following a drawn out process to secure documentation from FIFA.
O'Connor turned out for Annan Athletic in the Scottish Third Division last season after successful stints at Queen of the South, Morton and Dundee United. Dundee originally signed him from the Pitmen for £30,000 in 2000 as an 18-year-old with huge potential.
Club secretary Terry McMahon revealed today that O'Connor actually signed a one-year contract two weeks ago but said that Hednesford had been forced to delay confirming his capture until his registration had been transferred and approved by the governing body.
McMahon said: "We had to go through FIFA to confirm his registration but his return to Keys Park after a very impressive pre-season could be one of the most important signings for this season. He brings huge experience and different options to an already very capable group of forwards."
Striker O'Connor is delighted the return to his boyhood club has finally gone through with FIFA's blessing.
"Its good to be back," he said. "I originally spoke to Terry McMahon just looking to do some training. I wanted to get fit and go from there and fortunately manager Rob Smith has given me a great opportunity."
O'Connor's promising career has often been disrupted by serious knee problems but the player, who starred for Queen of the South in their run to the Scottish Cup Final against giants Glasgow Rangers in 2008, is confident he can manage his injury and become a key part of a Hednesford squad targeting promotion to the Blue Square Bet North.
He added: "It's well known I have had problems with my knees but its manageable. It has settled down over the last year or two and I'm confident I can bring something to the team and hopefully help Hednesford get promoted."