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Tuesday, 30 April, 2002, 13:20 GMT 14:20 UK

John O'Brien

Club: Ajax
Position: Midfielder

A fine deliverer of set-pieces, O'Brien's corner set up Eddie Pope's equaliser in the April friendly defeat to the Republic of Ireland.

Does not get on the scoresheet enough - registered just once during qualifying in the 7-0 win over Barbados.

Is a team player and has forged a fine understanding with midfield partner Claudio Reyna.

Has benefited from his time at Ajax where he has become a highly-versatile player who can perform in a number of midfield positions.


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