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Neath add ex-Swan Kristian O'Leary to squad

Kristian O'leary
O'Leary earlier had loan spells at Leyton Orient and Cheltenham

Former Swansea City midfielder Kristian O'Leary has joined Welsh Premier side Neath.

The 33-year-old is the second ex-Swan to join in as many days after striker Lee Trundle agreed a three-year-deal.

Port Talbot-born O'Leary spent a spell on loan at Wrexham last season after being released by the Swans following almost 15 years service.

"It's an exciting move and bit more of a challenge I would've expected at this stage of my career," O'Leary said.

"They showed their level of commitment with a three-year contract and by signing it, I've shown my commitment to it.

"People will say I could've gone to a higher level but there's things here that are a fresh challenge to me and the ultimate goal for Neath is to win the league and get into Europe.

"Neath is five minutes from my house, I get to live at home with my kids and that was a big, big draw as well."

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Trundle seals shock Neath switch
13 Jul 10 |  Welsh
O'Leary eyes longer Wrexham stay
01 Apr 10 |  Wrexham
O'Leary parts company with Swans
02 Feb 10 |  Swansea
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