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Iron sign up O'Connor and Wright

O'Connor and Wright
O'Connor (l) and Wright will add competition to Scunthorpe's midfield

Scunthorpe have signed midfielders Josh Wright and Michael O'Connor on two and three-year deals respectively.

Northern Ireland international O'Connor, 21, has joined from Crewe Alexandra in a deal believed to be worth up to £250,000.

O'Connor told BBC Radio Humberside: "It's a great move for me and when I looked around the club I liked it."

Meanwhile Wright, 19, has linked up with Nigel Adkins' side following his release by Charlton Athletic.

The England under-19 international had a loan spell at Gillingham last season.

Wright spent the final three months of last season at the Priestfield Stadium and helped the Gills win promotion to League One.

I enjoyed my time there but it was time to move on

Michael O'Connor on leaving Crewe

Charlton allowed Wright to leave as part of cost-cutting measures, following their relegation from the Championship.

Despite interest from Leeds United and Blackpool, he felt Scunthorpe were the right club for him to join.

"I've had a few clubs in for me and you need to weigh up your options, but in the end Scunthorpe won it by a mile," said Wright.

"When I met Nigel Adkins he said everything I wanted to hear, and that was really what helped me make my choice."

O'Connor started his career as a trainee with Crewe, before spending time on loan at Lincoln City after a much-publicised fall-out with Alex boss Gudjon Thordarson in February.

"I've been at Crewe for nine years now and I enjoyed my time there but it was time to move on," said O'Connor, who made 89 appearances for the Cheshire club.

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