Date: 27th June 2008 at 2:51pm
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The Owls have made their first signing of the season and it’s a familiar face,our former midfielder James O’Connor.

Ginge could not sort out a new contract this summer and was told he could leave by Owen Coyle.

O’Connor had been strongly linked with a move to Hillsborough although in recent weeks nothing seemed to be happening as though the deal may have fallen through.

Sheffield Wednesday will now however get the player for free on a Bosman.

It is understood he has signed a three-year deal at Hillsborough after spending four years at Turf Moor.

Wednesday gaffer,Brian Laws said of his new signing:

“I am delighted to have secured James. He is a proven player at Championship level and brings a wealth of experience.

“James will bring an excellent work-rate, great attitude, and numerous other qualities to our squad.”

The irony is he could be playing against his former club on the opening game of the new season with the Clarets travelling to Hillsborough on the 9th August.