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O'Shea extends Grecians stay

5 January 2019

DARA O’Shea has extended his loan spell with Sky Bet League Two side Exeter City to the end of the season.

The Irish defender made 16 appearances across a variety of competitions in the first half of the campaign, even claiming a Player of the Round award for the group stages of the Checkatrade Trophy. 

He’s started all of Exeter’s last six matches, earning two clean sheets among four wins as the Devon side have continued their push for promotion from English football’s fourth tier.

“We’re all delighted that his loan has been extended,” said Deon Burton, Albion’s Loans Manager.

“I’ve been to watch him on several occasions and he’s been ticking all of the boxes nearly every time he’s played, and Exeter’s coaching staff can’t speak highly enough of him.”

Dara made the switch from Dublin-based St Kevin's Boys to the Baggies Academy at the age of 16, and was Albion’s Premier League Scholar of the Year for 2016/17.

Originally a gaelic footballer, central-defender Dara has featured for both the Baggies' under-18s and under-23s.

He spent the 2017/18 season on loan at Hereford FC, playing a crucial role in their title-winning Southern League Premier Division campaign and run to the FA Cup second round.


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