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Irish Player Named Brighton's Young Player Of The Season

Irish Player Named Brighton's Young Player Of The Season

21-year-old Dubliner Warren O'Hora has been named Brighton's Young Player of the Season.

The former Bohemians centre-back was chosen as the Premier League side's top academy graduate earlier today. O'Hora has been ever-present in the Brighton U-23 side this season having made 17 appearances and scoring four goals before the campaign ended earlier than expected due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Along with the likes of Aaron Connolly and Jayson Molumby, O'Hora makes up just one of a hugely exciting corps of young Irish footballing talent at the Amex.

O'Hora, who has yet to make his first-team debut for the Seagulls, penned a new deal in June which would see him remain at the club till 2021.

Speaking to Extra about the new contract O'Hora said:

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I actually had to find out [about the new contract] over a Zoom call because of the virus and the way football is at the moment,’

‘Obviously when I heard the news I was delighted! It gives me the opportunity to show what I can do and hopefully make a first team appearance one day.’ he added

O'Hora made the move to Brighton from Bohemians in January 2018 and has only made the bench for the senior side once, in a Carabao Cup game against Aston Villa last September. But if he continues with this sort of form, a first-team start may not be too far away for the Dublin lad.

 

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