Notts County have confirmed experienced midfielder Jim O’Brien has signed a new contract with the League Two side, via a statement on the clubs official website.
The 35-year-old featured predominantly for Notts County last season, using his experience to help his side gain promotion, back into the Football League and his efforts have now been thoroughly rewarded.
Who is Jim O’Brien?
The Scottish midfielder began his career with Celtic, having various spells before a £1.3million move to Barnsley in 2010. He then had spells with the likes of Coventry City, Shrewsbury Town and Bradford City, before landing at Meadow Lane in 2019.
During the 2022/23 season, O’Brien made 26 league appearances, scoring four goals and assisting a further strike. He also featured for the club in the play-offs but was an unused substitute in the final.
League Two awaits
Notts County have returned to the Football League, following a record breaking title race alongside Wrexham in the fifth tier. However, they were pipped to the title by the Welsh side, but gained promotion at Wembley Stadium.
The club are back in League Two and have already signed Jodi Jones, Will Randall and David McGoldrick in this transfer window, with O’Brien the next in line, in staying with the football club.
What’s been said?
Manager Luke Williams has been speaking to the clubs website, regarding the move by stating…
‘Jim is an immensely valued member of the squad who we were very keen to retain.
“As he demonstrated last season and in previous campaigns, he has so much to offer with his quality, mentality and tenacity.”
Jim O’Brien was a class act at Coventry and his leadership capabilities have proven to be vital at every side he’s been at, and Notts County are no different.
The midfielder has a large amount of EFL experience and will prove to be a vital member of the squad, both on and off the pitch next season.