‘Huge mistake’, ‘Big loss’ – These Lincoln fans react to Salford City’s transfer coup

Lincoln City midfielder Michael O’Connor has left the club to sign for Salford City in League Two.

The 32-year-old was a title winner at that level with the Imps last season and has been a regular in their side in the third tier. His contract was up at the end of the season and with that in mind, Salford have paid an undisclosed fee to snare his services for 18 months.

The popular Irishman was in his second spell with Lincoln, having played for them on loan a decade ago from Crewe Alexandra. He counts Port Vale, Notts County and Scunthorpe United as former clubs, but is perhaps best known for his time with Rotherham United.

He excelled for the Millers as they went from League Two to the Championship, picking up Northern Ireland caps along the way.

He becomes the second Imp to move to Salford, following Bruno Andrade’s shock move on Monday. He’s the fourth player in two years to make the switch; Nathan Arnold moved there in January 2018 and Matt Green did the same in 2019.

O’Connor played 22 times for Michael Appleton’s side this season, scoring on the opening day of the season against Accrington Stanley. He’s been a popular figure at Sincil Bank and the feeling is he’s left with their very best wishes, as you’ll see below.

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