Page pays tribute to “exceptional” O’Connor

Page pays tribute to “exceptional” O’Connor

Rob Page says he isn’t surprised that Vale midfielder is in line for an International recall.

O’Connor has been in fine form this season and Page told the media:  “He has had an exceptional season. He is a fantastic player and a fantastic lad. He trains as he plays.

He has had an exceptional season. He is a fantastic player and a fantastic lad. He trains as he plays…

“When you are playing consistently to the level he is every week, then I am not surprised that internationally they will be looking at him.”

“He does do a lot of travelling and we have to manage that differently to the others, but sometimes you have to pull the reins on him.

“He wants to be on the training pitch all the time, but you don’t win games on a Friday morning, that’s on Saturday at 3pm.”